Merkel Hails ‘Big Step Forward’ In Talks With Iran

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Updated August 26, 2019
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel disembarks from an aeroplane upon landing at the Biarritz Pays Basque Airport in Biarritz, south-west France on August 24, 2019. Bertrand GUAY / AFP

 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that the G7 group had made a “big step forward” in talks with Iran at a summit in southwestern France.

“It’s a big step forward. Now there is an atmosphere in which talks are welcomed,” she said on the last day of the summit in Biarritz, adding that the talks a day earlier had taken place “in coordination with the United States, which is big.”

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