Deutsche Welle

Vice Chancellor Franz Müntefering wants Iran to face “consequences”

Germany will push for “political consequences” in the United Nations and the European Union over Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s verbal attacks on Israel. The row comes just before nuclear talks with Tehran.

Recent remarks by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad about the veracity of the Holocaust and that Israel be relocated to Europe prompted a harsh reaction from German Vice Chancellor Franz Müntefering on Sunday.

“Whatever is said will one day be desired to be done,” the employment and social welfare minister said after a meeting in Berlin with Paul Spiegel, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany. Full story.