Germany's Foreign Ministry Spokesman, by referring to upcoming sensitive weeks in nuclear talks between Iran and Group 5+1, said Germany is ready to develop economic and trade ties with Iran.
Martin Schafer, in a press conference here on Friday, by referring to 33 percent increase in trade between Germany and Iran in the past year, said we are in a very sensitive phase and in case of reaching an agreement on nuclear talks until November 24, we will witness more expansion of economic and trade ties with Iran.
Schafer added upon Geneva interim agreement, part of west sanctions against Iran was lifted and we expect the two sides reach a final agreement in this phase, too.
He added what we need in this stage is a comprehensive and final agreement, so that all countries, including Group 5+1 states as well as Iran would end more than one decade of political dispute forever.
To a question by Reuters reporter, who claimed increasing trade relations between Germany and Iran is in contrary to international sanctions, Schafer said that German government has underlined that companies must be committed to all international laws concerning sanctions against Iran.
Schafer underlined that increased trade with Iran during past year is not in contrary to laws and none of exported goods to Iran is in the sanctions list.
The spokesman continued that after access to a comprehensive nuclear agreement, new opportunities will be provided for trade and economic ties between international community and Iran as well as German companies will enjoy the opportunity.