Merkel tells Rouhani Iran should return to nuclear deal


FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel sits following her speech on the government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, at the country's parliament, the Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, February 11, 2021. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

BERLIN (Reuters) - Iran should send positive signals to increase the chances of a return to the 2015 nuclear deal and defuse a standoff with western powers, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told President Hassan Rouhani in a phone call on Wednesday.

Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said the German leader told Rouhani she was concerned that Iran was continuing to breach its commitments under the deal, which U.S. President Joe Biden wants to restore should Iran halt nuclear activities.

(Reporting by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Madeline Chambers)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In World

Greece opens new migrant holding camp on island amid tougher policy
Some Afghan girls return to school, others face anxious wait
Mexican president pitches regional block similar to European Union
Three killed in blasts in Afghan city of Jalalabad, sources say
France says to work with India to promote multilateral order
Guinea junta brushes off impact of ECOWAS sanctions
Canada election in dead heat; Liberals drop candidate
Philippines divers clear plastic waste from corals for World Cleanup Day
Mali says it can seek military help from anyone, despite French concern
Poland's Kaczynski says primacy of EU law undermines sovereignty

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers