Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement today (7 April) on the recent talks between the E3+3 and Iran in Almaty:
I welcome the fact that intensive talks on issues related to the nuclear programme have taken place between the E3+3 Group and Iran.
However, we must recognize that a clear rift remains between Iran’s position and that of the international community.
We continue to call upon Iran to engage with the substance of the E3+3 proposals so that the negotiation process can have a chance of success. We want a diplomatic solution, but we cannot accept tactics of playing for time.