March 7, 2018 / 1:13 PM / 8 months ago

Germany warns of 'escalating spiral' in trade dispute with U.S

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government sees the danger of an “escalating spiral” in the current trade dispute between the United States and Europe, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO - German government spokesman Steffen Seibert addresses a news conference in Berlin, Germany, April 15, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Seibert said Germany was watching developments and any response to threats by U.S. President Donald Trump to impose import tariffs would be closely coordinated by the European Union.

Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Thomas Escritt

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