Merkel says we need to explore all ways of reducing Iran tensions

news image

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a news conference on the situation in Sahel during the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, August 25, 2019. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS

BIARRITZ, France (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said talks between the Iranian and French foreign ministers on Sunday were a side event to the G7 summit and every opportunity should be seized to resolve tensions between the United States and Iran.

“We have to find a way to de-escalate – if not we have to fear that Iran reneges even further on its (nuclear deal) commitments even further in September,” Merkel told reporters.

She said she had only been informed at short notice that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif would arrive for talks in Biarritz.

Reporting by Andrea Rinke; writing by John Irish; Editing by Richard Lough

Read more on the main source

Share this post with your friends

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin