Jun 24, 2019 15:32 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Dec 28, 2019 15:40 Asia/Tehran]
  • German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass
    German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass

German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass after his recent visits to the region including Iran told ZTV that tension in the Persian Gulf region is high but no wan wants war.

Iran Press/ Europe:  The situation is very tough. Ships have been targeted. A drone has been shot. Tensions are increasing in the region. However, all parties are saying they do not want a war. I was in Tehran and throughout the region. No one wanted a war. Something is needed to be done in this area and what we need to do is to reduce tension,” Heiko Mass said in an interview with ZTV on Sunday night.

German Foreign Minister: "The US has imposed economic sanctions on Iran, we hope that military pressure will be eliminated in the world. That's why we need to talk to each other. We also talk with American partners. A large number of Europeans paid a visit to Tehran in the past recent days to prevent start of tensions that nobody wants to happen."

Answering a question about JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive plane of Action), Mass underlined that the deal is not dead."No, this agreement (JCPOA) has not died. We were in Tehran to prove once again that the remaining nuclear parties want to comply with their obligations, and to this end we want to create a financial channel."

German Foreign Minister on INSTEX said: "The channel has not been launched yet, but I hope the first payment will be made through this channel as soon as possible. There is evidence showing that we believe in a nuclear deal."

Germany foreign minister, Heiko Maas visited senior Iranian officials in Tehran on Monday to 10 June.

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