German Chancellor Merkel and French President Macron held a joint phone call with Russian President Putin and discussed recent developments in Idlib, a spokesman for the German government said in a statement.
"No ground troops," says German government spokesman Steffen Seibert, a day after US envoy to Syria James Jeffrey sought German boots on the ground in northern Syria.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government imposed restrictions on arms sales to Saudi Arabia last year due to Riyadh's role in Yemen war and the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Berlin is “losing its commercial credibility” over its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the move is affecting Europe’s “defence industry and ability to fulfill NATO requirements.”
A spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls for calm, as diplomatic row between Turkey and Germany escalates over ban on Turkish rallies in German towns.
Berlin police are investigating whether Monday's attack at a Christmas market in the German capital was terror-related.
German government says Turkey is a vital partner in fight against DAESH, dismissing an ARD report as having been written without the knowledge of the interior or the foreign minister.
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