Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement today (4 August) on the inaugural speech by Iran’s new President, Hassan Rouhani:
We have taken careful note of Hassan Ruhani’s inaugural speech and especially of the willingness to enter into international cooperation he voiced.
We will be looking very closely to see whether this is the first step towards a readiness to enter into constructive talks. We are ready to engage in substantive talks. We will measure Iran by its actions.