Middle East and Maghreb

Combating terrorism

Police officers in front of Munich central station after a terror warning on New Year's Eve 2015

International terrorism and cross-border organized crime are both major challenges for the international community.

The conflict surrounding Iran’s nuclear programme

Cooling installation in a nuclear reactor

In signing the Vienna agreement, the E3+3 countries and Iran reached consensus on a long-term settlement following more than 12 years of contention over Iran’s nuclear programme. There had been major doubts about the peaceful nature of this programme since 2002. On 16 January 2016, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that Iran had fulfilled its most important obligations. As a result, the E3+3 countries lifted their sanctions against Iran. more


After the constitutional referendum

Germany is actively supporting the democratization process in the Arab world with numerous projects as part of the transformation partnership. The projects found eligible for support range from democracy-building and human rights to business and employment. more

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