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Wolfgang Ischinger Praises Putin’s Methods of Resolving Southwest Asia Crisis

Jan. 13, 2020 (EIRNS)—Wolfgang Ischinger, the Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, praised Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “effective method” for resolving the crisis in the Mideast, TASS reported today.

Ischinger, whom Helga Zepp-LaRouche characterized as “an Atlanticist through and through,” nonetheless told Germany’s ZDF TV that, in order to have influence in Southwest Asia, one needs “political power of persuasion, clever diplomacy, and military support if necessary.” Ischinger emphasized, “This is the method that Putin is using to ensure his influence in Syria, Libya, and certainly in the situation around Iran.”

In the same remarks, Ischinger criticized U.S. President Donald Trump, who had posted a tweet on Jan. 12 in support of anti-government protesters in Iran. “Providing too much support could result in the conflict escalating,” Ischinger warned.

Although Ischinger did not provide a contrast, TASS did run a Trump tweet of Jan. 12 “National Security Adviser suggested today that sanctions & protests have Iran ‘choked off,’ will force them to negotiate. Actually, I couldn’t care less if they negotiate. Will be totally up to them but, no nuclear weapons and don’t kill your protesters.”Defense

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