BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany rejects Iran’s demands for the United States to release frozen Iranian assets as a condition for nuclear talks to resume, Germany’s foreign ministry said on Monday.
“Iran cannot set any further conditions for resuming the talks,” a German foreign ministry spokesman said after Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian’s demand for assets worth 10 billion dollars to be released as a goodwill gesture.
“We call on Iran to resume talks as soon as possible,” he said, adding he expects an agreement on a specific date.
(Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Zuzanna Szymanska; Editing by Thomas Escritt)
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