Iran broached at Merkel-Medvedev talks, no details yet
The topic of Iran's nuclear programme has been broached at talks near Berlin between Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, German sources said Saturday, but no details were available, DPA reported.
Medvedev stayed the night at Meseberg Palace, a government guesthouse where the meeting began on Friday evening.
Russia is a key player in international pressure on Tehran. Though it has significant business interests in Iran, it recently said it would back international sanctions. Iran has defied the threat of sanctions and resumed uranium enrichment.
Merkel and Medvedev were due to meet the media on Saturday afternoon.
They have also been talking about the Middle East, global regulation of financial markets and the eurozone crisis.
Russia entered the talks with hopes that Germany, its biggest trade partner, would offer to help modernize the Russian economy.
Worry is growing among Germany's trade partners that Germany may stymy economic recovery by through budget cuts which it says are will be needed every year till 2016 to wind back its fiscal deficits.