At the instigation of Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, the Deputy Director-General at the Federal Foreign Office responsible for the Middle East, Ambassador Andreas Michaelis, today (18 February) had a meeting with the Minister of the Israeli Embassy in Berlin.
During the talks, the Deputy Director-General asked the Israeli side to examine whether it had any information which might help clarify the circumstances surrounding the death in Dubai of Mahmoud al Mabhouh, and to pass on any such information.
The Federal Foreign Minister issued the following statement today in Berlin:
“In the light of the information which has emerged so far, I believe a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding the death of Mahmoud al Mabhouh to be a matter of urgency. Germany will do everything necessary to help clarify the matter.”