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Germany: Doors to negotiations should remain open

Tehran, German's Ambassador to Tehran Michael Klor Berchtold said on Tuesday that keeping the door of negotiations open will play a prominent role in exercising restraint during tensions.

German ambassador said in a Twitter message which was released in response to German Foreign Ministry's message saying: "It will be very important to keep communication channels open in tense times: Foreign Minister @HeikoMaas discussed the #JCPOA in #Tehran with President Hassan Rohani."

He also released a recently taken picture of the meeting between German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif calling for the continuation of diplomatic path.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas arrived in Tehran to hold talks with Iranian officials on preserving Iran's nuclear deal.

Maas' visit to Iran has been drawn under limelight of the media and political observers regardless of his earlier visits to the three other West Asian countries.

Earlier, Maas reiterated support by three European states for the Iranian nuclear deal, saying that the European Union is trying to compensate for the vacuum of the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and this issue is to uphold the nuclear deal.

The highranking German official said that "We are having tough talk today on how to proceed with the JCPOA. The stance of the three European countries is to support the JCPOA.

There is no doubt that "We cannot have a miracle, but we are trying to keep it up and, in this framework, we try to set up and run the INSTEX under administration of three European countries ."

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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