The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock. The Secretary welcomed German leadership in supporting Israel’s right to ensure Hamas can never repeat the attacks of October 7. The leaders discussed the urgency of addressing humanitarian needs in Gaza, protecting civilians from harm, and efforts to prevent the further spread of the conflict. The Secretary stressed international efforts to stop recent attacks by the Houthis on commercial vessels operating in the Red Sea and uphold maritime security. The Secretary and Foreign Minister Baerbock reaffirmed the U.S.-Germany joint commitment to support Ukraine.