Iran nuclear moves are 'fatal signals': Steinmeier

9th January 2006, Comments 0 comments

9 January 2006, GENSHAGEN, GERMANY - Voicing concern at moves by Iran to resume its nuclear research, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Monday that "very, very fatal signals have come at the weekend from the Iranian government".

9 January 2006

GENSHAGEN, GERMANY - Voicing concern at moves by Iran to resume its nuclear research, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Monday that "very, very fatal signals have come at the weekend from the Iranian government".

Speaking at a country house near Berlin where he was meeting with other cabinet members, Steinmeier said talks between Iran and Russia on uranium enrichment outside Iran's borders had "apparently not been successful".

He said he would speak with his Russian counterpart about this later Monday.

The foreign minister said that if Iran did break the seals on equipment to resume enrichment, it would be in breach of agreements it had made with Germany, France and Britain at talks in Paris.

"That cannot go without consequences," he said. He said he would speak to his French and British counterparts this week by Thursday at the latest.

DPA

Subject: German news

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