Iran should don’t spoil negotiations to salvage 2015 nuclear deal, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has warned on Saturday, call on Tehran to make concessions.
“Iranian leaders now have a choice: now is the time of truth”Scholz said at the Munich security conference.
“We’ve come a long way way in the negotiations in Vienna in the last 10 months. All the elements for a conclusion of negotiations are on the table,” Scholz said.
However, he said, if Iran continues to enrich fuel and at the same time suspends monitoring by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), then this is unacceptable.
“Iranian nuclear militarization is unacceptable. for us. Also because Israel’s security is non-negotiable.”
Therefore, he said, it was repeatedly pointed out out what would it be now soon must be decided whether a return to the 2015 nuclear deal was still appropriate.
“We now have the chance reach an agreement that will lift the sanctions,” Scholz said, but also warned: “If we don’t manage to do this very quickly, the negotiations risk fail.”
Germany, France and Great Britain together with Russia and China mediated between Iran and the United States for month. The objective is to lift the American economic sanctions and, in return, to restrict Iranian nuclear program again. the next a few weeks are considered crucial for whether the 2015 agreement can be revived.
During former Under the rule of US President Donald Trump, the United States had unilaterally withdrawn from the agreement. As a result Tehran violated the conditions of the agreement. Among other things, the Islamic Republic has enriched uranium to a level that is no longer far from military capability.