German Chancellor says U.S. allegations against Iran serious

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she takes U.S. allegations against Iran seriously.

She, however, urges a peaceful solution to the crisis in the Gulf of Oman.

“We take these claims of course very seriously and there is also a high degree of evidence,’’ she said on Tuesday at a news conference in Berlin with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Still, she said negotiations were important and said a recent visit to Iran by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas was the right step.

The U.S. has accused Iran of being behind an attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman recently.

Iran has, however, strongly denied the allegations. (dpa/NAN)

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