Foreign Minister Westerwelle has commented as follows on the latest developments and statements surrounding the dispute with Iran over its nuclear programme:
"A genuine will to engage in dialogue is now needed in order to take advantage of the window of opportunity which has emerged in the dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme. The declared readiness to enter into talks should lead to substantial talks as soon as possible. It is very much in our interest to resolve all differences by political and diplomatic means.
2013 is a crucial year in which all efforts should be directed at defusing tensions."