Merkel says Germany hoping diplomatic solution on Iran

Germany is hoping for a diplomatic solution to the conflict over Iran's nuclear programme but is ready for tougher sanctions if no progress is made, Merkel said.

Merkel says Germany hoping diplomatic solution on Iran
Germany is hoping for a diplomatic solution to the conflict over Iran's nuclear programme but is ready for tougher sanctions if no progress is made, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday.

"We want a diplomatic solution," Merkel told the Munich Security Conference in a speech, referring to new U.S. President Barack Obama's offer to hold talks with Tehran on the nuclear issue.

"I think the new U.S. administration will make its approach towards Iran clear to us in coming months. We are ready to walk this path together. But we are also ready for tougher sanctions if there is no progress," Merkel said.

Reuters
Last Mod: 07 Şubat 2009, 15:53
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