“Complicated” relationship – Maas regretted U.S. troop withdrawal from the German country of German Federal foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, according to reports in the media about plans for the withdrawal of many U.S. troops from Germany stressed the mutual interest in cooperation. “We are close partners in the transatlantic Alliance. But: It’s complicated”: the Federal Minister Heiko Maas external to the relationship between Germany and the USA.KEYSTONEUS-President Donald Trump is planning to media reports, a drastic reduction of the U.S. troops in Germany.KEYSTONE1 / 2
“We appreciate the decades of growing cooperation with the US armed forces. It is in the interest of our two countries”, said Federal foreign Minister Heiko Maas of the “picture on Sunday”. “Should it come to the deduction of a portion of the U.S. troops, we take note of this.” The relationship between Germany and the USA, Maas said: “We are close partners in the transatlantic Alliance. But: It is complicated.”
U.S. President Donald Trump is planning to media reports, a drastic reduction of the U.S. troops in Germany. The “Wall Street Journal” reported on Friday with reference to unnamed US government officials, Trump instructed the Pentagon to reduce its presence in Germany, from 34 500 soldiers to 9500. In addition, an upper limit of 25 000 US soldiers should be introduced, which could be at the same time in Germany, present. Also “der Spiegel” reported with reference to its own information about a planned massive reduction of the U.S. troop presence in Germany. The White house has not confirmed a corresponding deduction plans Trumps.
Maas again criticized trump’s reaction to the riots after the death of the black American George Floyd during a police operation. “I think it is the wrong way to threaten in a very tense situation with further violence,” he said. Maas expressed the fear that the election campaign polarized the United States even stronger.
To a question after Trumps-elect democratic Challenger, Joe Biden, Maas said: “There are many in the United States, which have appeared in the last few days, very clever. To do this, Joe Biden is certainly one, but also former Republican President George W. Bush.” The German foreign Minister continued: “This makes me hope, that there are two political Camps, responsible votes. I very much hope that the Rational will prevail.”