German FM says Iran nuclear talks 'encouraging'

IAEA inspectors and Iranian technicians disconnect the twin cascades for 20 percent uranium production at nuclear power plant of Natanz on January, 20, 2014German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Saturday that ongoing negotiations between world powers and Iran over its disputed nuclear programme have been “encouraging”. His remarks in Abu Dhabi come ahead of a new round of talks in mid-June between Iran and the P5+1 powers of Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany. “In recent weeks and months they were so encouraging that we maintained a chance of reaching an agreement,” he added, after talks with the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan.

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