BERLIN Feb 6 Chancellor Angela Merkel said on
Monday she was opposed to unilateral steps to impose tariffs on
imports, adding that should the new U.S. administration back
such protectionist measures Germany would have to decide how to
"I have no reason to speculate. We have to see what the U.S.
administration does and then we have to decide whether to react
or not to react," Merkel said when asked about threats by U.S.
President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on imports.
"I have often said that I support multilateralism and mutual
trade agreements. I believe the world mastered the financial and
banking crisis because we reacted together in the G20."
(Reporting by Andreas Rinke and Michelle Martin; Writing by
Joseph Nasr; Editing by Michael Nienaber)