German defense minister wants UN mandate for Syria safe zone: source

Published October 23, 2019, 6:23 PM

by Martin Sadongdong & Antonio Colina

By Reuters

BERLIN – Germany’s defense minister has told lawmakers she wants to get the UN Security Council to approve a safe zone in northern Syria, a source said on Wednesday.

German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer arrives the weekly German cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, October, 23, 2019.  (REUTERS/Annegret Hilse/MANILA BULLETIN)
German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer arrives the weekly German cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, October, 23, 2019. (REUTERS/Annegret Hilse/MANILA BULLETIN)

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said NATO partners had signaled readiness to discuss her proposal, which was made public on Monday, two sources said.

 
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