Late last night, the Israeli army said Iranian forces in Syria had fired 20 rockets into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights but that all had been intercepted by their air-defense system.
Iran does not want "new tensions" in the Middle East, President Hassan Rouhani told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday, after Israel carried out strikes against what it called Iranian targets in Syria.
Macron echoed Merkel, saying European nations should not allow "other major powers, including allies" to "put themselves in a situation to decide our diplomacy [and] security for us".
The foreign ministers of France, Britain and Germany will meet Iranian representatives next week, Paris said Wednesday after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of a landmark nuclear deal with Tehran.
French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said separately on France Culture radio that the decision was "an error" not just for global security but from an economic point of view.
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"We stand today at a historic moment for Europe - Europe is in charge of guaranteeing the multilateral order that we created at the end of World War II and which today is sometimes being shaken", Macron told German broadcasters in an interview.
According to Seibert, Merkel was in favor of holding multilateral talks with Iran on its ballistic missile program and on its regional activities.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe can no longer count on the USA for military protection and must "take its destiny into its own hands".
"We need to do everything to make Europe stronger, more united, more sovereign, more democratic", Macron said. Europe must take its destiny in its own hands. "This is our task for the nearest future", - say media, quoting Merkel.
"What's most important is to maintain stability and peace in the Near and Middle East", he stressed.