(IRNA) - The German government offered on Thursday its help to initiate talks between the US and Iran and Syria.
Berlin's representative for German-US ties, Karsten Voigt, told the daily Berliner Zeitung that his government was supporting direct talks between Washington and Tehran and Damascus, reports Trend.
He added: "Germans and Europeans can assist here and mediate.
However, they can never replace direct talks between the US and Iran and Syria."
Pointing to the Iraq Study Group report, submitted to the US Senate Wednesday evening, which advocates direct negotiations between the US and Iran and Syria, Voigt stressed that such a dialogue was urgently needed.
The United States and other major countries, among them Germany, should form an international support group to engage Iran and Syria in talks to resolve the crisis in Iraq, said the Iraq Study Group, headed by former US secretary of state James Baker II.