P5+1 Talks Nearing End

P5+1 Talks Nearing EndP5+1 Talks Nearing End

The German ambassador to Washington described the talks between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) on Tehran’s nuclear program as one of the most important foreign policy issues in the world, saying the negotiations are now “nearing an end game.”  

This is one of the most important foreign policy issues on, I think, the international agenda. We’re entering here into the end game,” Peter Wittig said in Washington on Monday. Wittig expressed hope that Tehran and the six powers can reach an “unambiguous, verifiable and permanent deal.”

“We harbor certain hopes that this will be possible, but there is still a lot of work to do on the negotiation table,” Press TV quoted the German diplomat as saying.  He added that efforts to make the nuclear deal possible are “important and a high priority” for Germany. “We made the case for not imposing sanctions, additional sanctions, while the negotiations were going on. That point was made clear to everybody.”