Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has accused the US president of stirring up conflicts in the Middle East.
Gabriel told Germany’s Handelsblatt business newspaper that what he termed a “Trumpization” of interactions in the already crisis-shaken Middle East region was extremely dangerous. Quoted from (Deutsche Welle).
“US President Trump’s recent giant military contracts with Gulf monarchies raise the risk of a new spiral in arms sales,” Gabriel warned in the interview.
His remarks came ahead of Saudi Foreign Minister Abdel al-Jubeir’s visit to Berlin on Wednesday.
“A deep conflict between neighbors is actually the last thing we need,” Gabriel warned.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday wrote on Twitter that his recent trip was “already paying off,” and claimed that a speech he gave in Saudi Arabia had prompted Arab powers to isolate Qatar over its alleged backing of Islamist extremism.