What's the German for "Kowtowing?"

The German ambassador is now making noises to the effect that unity of purpose is more important than the actual purpose.

Yes, we United Nations are brave enough to say a few un-nice things about tyrants with terror weapons, but we draw the line — and I mean, draw the line! — and saying something someone somewhere might disagree with, and heaven forbid there are any actions, or even threats of actions, to back up our carefully-chosen weasel words.

Well, I paraphrased a little.