German Minister of State Niels Annen on Navalny poisoning: ‘Breach of international law’

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    Talking to DW’s Conflict Zone, Niels Annen said he is “very, very disappointed” about Russia’s reaction to the poisoning of Kreml critic Alexei Navalny and stressed sanctions are on the table. Annen also emphasized he is “not convinced” about stopping the nearly completed gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 between Germany and Russia, a possibility which is being heavily debated in Germany. Watch the interview and let us know what you think below or join the conversation on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/dw.conflictzone Conflict Zone is Deutsche Welle’s top political interview. Every week, our hosts Tim Sebastian and Sarah Kelly are face to face with global decision-makers, seeking straight answers to straight questions, putting the spotlight on controversial issues and calling the powerful to account. Twitter: https://twitter.com/dw_conflictzone  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.conflictzone/  More about Tim Sebastian: http://www.dw.com/p/1G7K9  More about Sarah Kelly: https://www.dw.com/en/meet-sarah-kelly/a-52405688 

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