May 10, 2018 – Chancellor Merkel is on the phone with Iranian President Hassan Ruhani
The spokesman for the Federal Government, Steffen Seibert, states:
Chancellor Angela Merkel telephoned Iranian President Hassan Ruhani this afternoon.
It reiterated that Germany – as well as France and the United Kingdom – will continue to hold the nuclear agreement with Iran as long as Iran continues to fulfill its obligations under the agreement.
The Chancellor advocated holding talks with Iran on its ballistic missile program and on its regional activities in Syria and Yemen, among others.
It condemned Iran’s nightly attacks on Israeli military positions on the Golan Heights and called on Iran to contribute to de-escalation in the region.