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By NewsGram Staff Writer

United Nations: Women’s rights are human rights, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at global leaders’ meeting on gender equality and women empowerment. “Isn’t it a disgrace for humanity that we still need to underline this,” Xinhua quoted Merkel as saying at the UN event, which opened on Sunday.

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Merkel used her speech to highlight violence against women in conflict, as well as women’s important role in building peace. “We need women for peace, we need women for development,” she said. Merkel said development could not be achieved where women were deprived of their rights and that women were often worst off in conflict zones. “Wherever women are deprived of their rights and freedoms, wherever they are humiliated and abused, development is invariably limited,” she said.

“Particularly in conflict regions violence against women is a cruel reality, be it in Syria, Iraq, Nigeria or in South Sudan, the stories are very similar ones.” “Women are torn from their families, they are raped, they are enslaved,” she said.

“Each and every one of these stories is a stark reminder to all of us to see that Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security is respected day to day.”

UN member states adopted Security Council Resolution 1325 in October 2000 to recognize women’s important role in peace building and to commit to increasing women’s participation in peace negotiations.

(With inputs from IANS)

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Merkel Told Putin, US Complicated Middle East Situation

"But if you want to solve problems, you have to talk to each other," Merkel was quoted as saying.

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in a bid to inform Merkel's and Macron's respective meetings with US President Donald Trump in Washington this week, German federal government spokesperson Steffen Seibert said Sunday, reported Xinhua news agency.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the Middle East situation had been complicated by the US’ withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.

According to a statement issued by the German government, Merkel made the remarks on Friday during her meeting with Putin in Russia’s Black Sea city of Sochi, Xinhua news agency reported.

Merkel told Putin that Germany, like the rest of Europe, did not want to leave the agreement and wanted to continue to support it. With regard to the Iranian nuclear programme, the agreement gives “more security, more control and, above all, more transparency”.

But there are also topics “that have to be talked about with Iran”, Merkel said, referring to the concerns of the Iranian ballistic missile program, and the question of how to proceed after the expiration of each element of the nuclear agreement.

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Merkel stressed after her talks with Putin how important it was to have an open exchange of ideas, especially if the two countries have different views, adding that the German-Russian cooperation had endured serious differences.

“But if you want to solve problems, you have to talk to each other,” Merkel was quoted as saying.

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With regard to the situation in Ukraine, Merkel said the Minsk accord was the “only basis” to achieve peace in east Ukraine, and agreed with Putin that it was important to station a UN peacekeeping troop in the area.

With regard to Syria, Merkel said that Germany would continue to support UN’s mediation efforts with full force, saying it was important the already-agreed upon process of constitutional reform really got going. (IANS)