Iran nuclear talks encouraging: German FM

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Germany’s foreign minister has described as “encouraging” the ongoing negotiations between Iran and six world powers over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program.


Frank-Walter Steinmeier made the remarks following talks with his Emirati counterpart, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in the United Arab Emirates’ capital, Abu Dhabi, on Saturday.

“In recent weeks and months they [the nuclear talks] were so encouraging that we maintained a chance of reaching an agreement,” Steinmeier said.

The top German diplomat further emphasized that Iran’s nuclear negotiations with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the United States, China, Russia, France and Britain – plus Germany “have certainly” advanced.

Tehran and the six world powers have been discussing ways to iron out differences and start drafting a final deal that would end the West’s dispute with Iran over the country’s nuclear energy program.

Iran and its negotiating partners wrapped up their latest round of high-level nuclear talks on May 16. The next round of nuclear talks between the two sides is scheduled to be held in the Austrian capital Vienna from June 16 to 20.



by Presstv
Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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