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Foreign Minister Westerwelle calls upon Iran to cooperate

08.03.2012

In a joint statement to the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Germany, France, the UK, China, Russia and the USA (E3+3) voiced their concern over the progressing Iranian nuclear programme. Iran is once more called upon to provide comprehensive and transparent information to the IAEA on its nuclear programme.

Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement on this matter in Berlin today (8 March):

“The IAEA’s most recent report on the Iranian nuclear programme raises new questions and heightens our concern.
In this joint statement with France, the UK, the USA, Russia and China, we are therefore sending Iran the unmistakeable message that it must finally end its tactics of dissimulation and non cooperation and dispel all justified doubts about the purpose of its nuclear programme in a transparent and comprehensible manner.
Within the E3+3, we stand united in our resolve to hold Iran to its international obligations.
The envisaged resumption of talks on its nuclear programme provides Iran with an opportunity to return to cooperation. The ball is now in their court.”