The participation in European elections was always not very exciting. People are very interested in European issues, but they don't see the person who is representing Europe.
We had to move forward after the war and see the realities.
We were in opposition to the decision to go to war. But after the war happened, it was clear that you could not sit and look-there would be a breeding ground for terrorism or a new collapsed or failed state named Iraq!
I don't believe, in the 21st century, in the balance of power system. This is a European idea of the 19th and 20th centuries.
We have every interest in seeing that the military use of nuclear power will be contained.
A transitional government is the beginning of a transfer of sovereignty. It's a question of Iraqi security and moving forward with the political process.
The United States is our most important ally. They helped us many times. Without the United States, the unification or German democratisation after the Nazi period would have been much more complicated, or almost impossible.
There are differences in the world community. But we have a common interest in a strong multilateral system.
There is an ongoing debate about the reform of the U.N. system.
We shouldn't discuss the world of tomorrow in terms of becoming a balance to the United States. The real issue is whether the United States will define herself as part of the U.N. system-or not.
What will we do in a globalised world? All human beings are equal, so they have the same right to have the same lifestyle-the same social security, jobs, education.
We are ready to train new Iraqi forces outside Iraq. We did it in Abu Dhabi.