Russian, French scientists study permafrost lakes in ArcticBusiness & Economy January 16, 18:09
Russian top doplomat calls upon leaders of Palestine’s parties to compromiseRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 18:06
Siberian scientists to study Arctic 'anchor points' for development of Northern Sea RouteBusiness & Economy January 16, 17:57
IAC specialists join investigation of Tu-154 crash near SochiWorld January 16, 17:48
Russia’s top court to announce decision on Yukos case on January 19Business & Economy January 16, 17:19
Hundreds of mourners pay last respects to Aleksandrov Ensemble's conductorSociety & Culture January 16, 17:08
Poroshenko instructs ministry to file lawsuit against Russia to UN International CourtWorld January 16, 16:44
Moscow interested in talks on nuclear weapons with US without tying them to sanctionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 16:44
Expert says Trump will focus just as much on Ukraine as ObamaWorld January 16, 16:12
STRELNA, St Petersburg, September 5 (Itar-Tass) - Germany does not intend to take part in possible military actions against Syria, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on the sidelines of the G20 summit on Thursday.
“Germany will only take part in providing humanitarian assistance to the conflict in Syria,” Merkel said.
“This war should be put an end,” the German chancellor said, adding that the conflict could be settled by only political means.
In addition, Merkel warned against high expectations that the G20 summit will find a solution to the Syrian crisis. “This possibility can be discussed and the summit gives us the chance. Who talks tries to reach mutual understanding,” Merkel said.
It is difficult to reach consensus on Syria in light of the disagreements in the UN Security Council. “I think that we fail to work out a common position,” she added.