German Right Vows Improved U.S. Relations; Russian Ties Face Review
Byline: Nicholas Kralev and Tom Goeller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
BERLIN - The conservative Christian Democrats and their Free Democratic partners will restore Germany's alliance with the United States and downgrade Berlin's ties with Russia if they win elections in September, leaders from both parties say.
In a series of interviews, they also said that they would review their alliance with France, which they intend to keep strong, but warn Paris not to challenge Berlin to choose between the United States and France, as was the case with the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.Wolfgang Schaeuble, deputy chairman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) parliamentary group …
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Publication information: Article title: German Right Vows Improved U.S. Relations; Russian Ties Face Review. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: June 4, 2005. Page number: A01. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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