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Former German Chancellor calls US an ‘occupier’

In an interview granted to German TV N-TV, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder denounced the position of the United States in Germany, calling the Americans "occupiers".

Published: November 21, 2018, 7:39 am

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    “We cannot tolerate being treated like an occupied country. When I observe the actions of the US Ambassador in Germany [Richard Grenell], I’m under the impression that he considers himself an officer of a country under Occupation and not the ambassador of the US in another sovereign state”.

    In an interview with Breitbart, Grenell explained how he was taking sides in German domestic politics in June this year. German media outlet Handelsblatt published a headline noting that Grenell was advocating for “regime change” in the country at the time.

    Schröder has called on German politicians to look for allies with similar interests, including China, a country particularly impacted by recent US trade restrictions. He warned the German government against excluding Chinese investors.

    “It is inevitable that those affected by the US-induced conflicts should drift towards each other. We cannot play along with the US trade war against China, but we must resolutely pursue our export interests at the Chinese market,” Schroeder said. He nevertheless drew the line for cooperation at the defence industry.

    The Trump administration wants to abolish the World Trade Organisation, as illustrated by the failed APEC summit this week. It is also actively trying to thwart inner-Asian cooperation to force Asian leaders to join its anti-China front.

    In 2003, Schröder opposed the US destroying Iraq, a destruction that the US justified by the role Iraq had played in the 9/11 attack and Iraq’s intention to bomb the US with chemical ballistic missiles. The claims turned out to be a fabricated hoax.

    Schröder has brought his country closer to the Russian Federation. Furthermore, he was the one that launched the construction of the North Stream in the Baltic Sea. His aim remains to supply Germany with Russian gas, by-passing the already unstable Ukraine.

    When he bade farewell to political life, the former Chancellor became the President of the North Consortium. Then in 2017, he joined Russian energy giant Gazprom.

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