Rouhani talks to Merkel on nuclear issue, bilateral ties
President Hassan Rouhani held a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday night and discussed the latest situation with regards to the ongoing nuclear talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, IRNA reported.
"We are arrived at sensitive times. Iran has shown enough flexibility in the negotiations and it is the turn of the other party to take the final steps now," Rouhani told Merkel.
Germany is part of the nuclear talks between Iran and P5+1.
Rouhani also stressed in his phone call with Merkel that any deal should result in lifting of the sanctions because, he said, "the main aim of the deal is to forge trust between the two sides."
The Iranian president also noted: "We have always been after a win-win deal which would serve the interests of all the parties."
Rouhani also touched on bilateral relations between Iran and Germany and hoped that these relations would improve under the new conditions after the nuclear deal.
Merkel offered condolences to Rouhani over the demise of his mother. She also said her country was eager to promote ties with Tehran.
Merkel said Germany was an effective supporter of the nuclear talks, adding that doing away with distrust about Iran's nuclear program would be in the interest of all.
She also agreed with Rouhani that the anti-Iran sanctions should be lifted. She expressed hope that a comprehensive agreement will be reached coinciding with the New Year in Iran and promised that Berlin will do its best to this end.
Rouhani once again offered his condolences to Merkel over the tragic Germanwings plane crash last week.