جمعه ۳۰ تیر ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۲۳:۲۷
German Foreign Minister Warns: Serious Consequences If Iran does not Give up Nuclear Enrichment
In the European Foreign Ministers meeting on 2nd Nov, where they reviewed Iran’s nuclear case, Joshka Fischer the German Foreign Minister said Germany, Britain and France together with Javiar Solana, the EU Foreign Policy and Security chief, will carry out successful negotiations with Iran to the end. But if Iran does not suspend its uranium enrichment everyone will face very serious consequences. Twenty five European heads of states will get together in Brussels for their annual summit on 4th Nov. Two days prior to that, the EU’s foreign secretaries in an informal preliminary meeting, discussed the reconstruction of Iraq and Iran’s nuclear program among other issues.
The German foreign minister was the first to speak of his country’s views on Iran’s nuclear activity when he said he hopes the present stand off on Iran’s nuclear program would be resolved through negotiation. He admitted to reporters that the negotiations have not been going smoothly but they will continue. If Iran does not stop its nuclear fuel cycle and we couldn’t reach an agreement through negotiations the situation would become very serious, he said.
Talking to reporters, Bernard Bot Holland’s foreign minister and present EU President said he hopes to witness different positive signs from Iran. However, he agreed that EU has had positive relations with Iran and that he hopes that would continue on the nuclear issue as well.
A British minister on European affairs echoed the views of his colleagues when said he doesn’t believe that the stand off on Iran’s nuclear program will end up in a confrontation. Britain, France and Germany are working closely with US and the IAEA in Vienna to find an amicable solution, he said, adding that the international community, from Moscow to Washington, are supporting a peaceful way to resolve this matter and no one favours any confrontation.