LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday it absolutely was "inappropriate" for Donald Trump to brand German Chancellor Angela Merkel's refugee policy "a catastrophic mistake".
"I believed frankly that it was inappropriate for a president-elect of the usa to get coming into the politics of other countries within a quite direct manner," Kerry told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on a one-day day at London during the last week with the Obama administration.
"He will probably ought to consult with that. Adjusted Friday, he’s the cause of that relationship."
Trump, who are sworn in as president on Friday, had said from a joint interview with Bild newspaper and also the Throughout the London that they respected Merkel, but criticized her stance on refugees, which allowed a wave of greater than 2million refugees into Germany.
Merkel faces an approximate re-election battle in September.
"There’s no doubt that we must be careful about suggesting that one's strongest leaders in Europe, and the majority of important players with respect to where we’re also heading, made one mistake and other. I don't think it's befitting for us to get commenting with that," Kerry said.
He rejected Trump's description of Merkel's refugee policy as "catastrophic".
"There’s no doubt that she was extremely courageous. I don't think it comes from that characterization," Kerry said.
"There is had some problems, but everybody has had some issues with this condition of methods to answer to be a big nation, a good nation, because West, where our values, our principles are crucial relating to nurturing people who are in distress," he added.
The United States has admitted far fewer Syrian refugees than some allies, such as Germany. Trump states violent militants could enter the country pretending to be refugees.
The CNN interview came daily after Kerry attended a one-day conference of 70 nations in Paris on Israeli-Palestinian peace.
The conference reaffirmed that only a two-state solution could resolve the conflict and warned against unilateral steps by either sides that will prejudge negotiations.
Trump states resolving the conflict will certainly be a priority of his administration and suggested that his son-in-law Jared Kushner could help broker a peace deal relating to the Israelis and Palestinians.
Kerry, who tried for nine months to forge a contract forwards and backwards sides, welcomed Trump's efforts but pushed back at the suggestion the fact that Obama administration ended up being to blame for that failure to clinch an arrangement.
"No, no, the leaders of the countries involved … have not to get to the table to get to a binding agreement. You may lead a horse to water, you can't cause it to drink, and we all did a great deal of bringing about lots of water."