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Iran's 'Aggression' In Middle East Must Be Countered - Merkel

GERMANY -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a speech during an event on the occasion of the World Refugee Day at the German Historical Museum in Berlin, June 20, 2018
AMMAN, June 21 (Reuters)

Measures are needed to counter Iran's "aggressive tendencies" in the Middle East, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday after talks in Jordan with King Abdullah.

The Jordanian monarch said that peace in the region could only take place once the Palestinians have a state with Jerusalem as its capital.

(Reporting by Andreas Rinke Writing by Joseph Nasr in Berlin Editing by Paul Carrel)