Time for a Deal

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The foreign policy spokesman for the co-ruling Social Democratic Party of Germany expressed hope that Iran and the major powers could reach an agreement over Tehran’s nuclear program through making right decisions.

After a meeting with Ali Akbar Velayati, director of the Center for Strategic Research of the Expediency Council, in Tehran on Sunday, Niels Annen told reporters, “The negotiations cannot last forever and they should lead to an agreement,” IRNA reported.

He described the 2015 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference and the changes in the US Congress as factors that can have bearings on how the talks on a final deal will develop.  

The German MP said, “We are keen to expand mutual cooperation after reaching a nuclear agreement,” adding, “Germany and Iran have been enjoying longstanding relations and we seek to restore our good relations with the help of such a deal.”

“We look forward to reaching an agreement with Iran (over its nuclear program),” he added.

He pointed out that the ground is prepared to strike a good deal which would be beneficial to both countries.

Elsewhere, Annen said a Middle East region which enjoys a high level of stability and security would be of great benefit to regional states, adding that the German government is currently supporting the campaign against terrorist groups, such as the so-called Islamic State, and the countries that make efforts to promote peace in the region.