Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement today (12 January) on the agreement with Iran regarding the implementation of the E3+3 Joint Plan of Action:
Following many years and difficult negotiations we have, for the first time, managed to conclude a robust agreement on restricting Iran’s nuclear programme which contains concrete, transparent steps, the details of which are verifiable. This is a critical step forward which we can now build on.
This demonstrates that it pays to negotiate with perseverance and adopt clear positions. Building on this, we will now swiftly initiate the next vital stage of negotiations with Iran on reaching a final agreement.