These are difficult decisions and we have a duty to explain them.
Our only interlocutor is president (Mahmud) Abbas.
The early visit of the chancellor is in keeping with Germany's special relationship with Israel and the importance she attributes to positive developments in the Middle East.
Based on the assessment of Germany and European Union observers, elections in the autonomous Palestinian areas were basically held in a free and fair manner.
She personally does not think much of the idea of keeping Iran out of the games.
We assume they'll reach an agreement.
The supply of gas without disruption is a key part of the relations between Germany and both countries.
The German government will then decide what it will do.
I don't see any dissent within the government.
This account is wrong. The Federal Intelligence Service and, therefore, also the government, had until now no knowledge of such a plan.