German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated Thursday, after her talks with Jordanian King Abdullah, that Iran's "aggressive tendencies" should be countered.
At the moment, Merkel is paying an official visit to Jordan, one of Germany's most important trading partners, along with Italy, accompanied by a delegation of German parliamentarians and businesspeople.
Apart from that, both Israeli and US authorities have accused Iran of having a military presence in Syria and of even having a base there. Iran has repeatedly refuted the claims, calling them groundless, while admitting that is has sent military advisers to train troops loyal to Damascus. Israel views Iranian activities as a threat to the country's national security and constantly warns that Iran is allegedly building a permanent military base south of country's capital, Damascus.