Germany wants answers on US ambassador’s remarks

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The German Foreign Ministry says it wants clarity about controversial comments made by the new US ambassador, Richard Grenell. In an interview with Breitbart News he said he hopes to “empower” Europe’s conservatives.

Germany’s Foreign Ministry, led by Heiko Maas, said on Monday it would address Grenell’s comments with the ambassador when he visits the ministry on Wednesday. Spokesperson Christofer Burger said Grenell’s inaugural visit would provide an opportunity to “explain how he wants his statements to be understood.”

In the interview with the right-wing website, Grenell had said he was excited by the rising wave of conservatism within Europe, adding that he saw his task as “empowering” Europe’s right-wing governments and budding leaders. He told Breitbart …

Read more : DW, 04.06.2018