Iran deal revived hope in troubled world: German vice-chancellor

Isfahan, July 21, IRNA – Visiting German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel on Tuesday said the nuclear negotiations reached last week between Iran and the six world powers has revived hopes in today’s most troubled world.

Speaking in a meeting in the central province of Isfahan with the governor general of the province, Gabriel said the opportunity created by the successful nuclear negotiations has to be seized.

The German vice-chancellor said the outcome of Iran’s negotiations with the G5+1 showed that challenges and conflicts can be settled through diplomatic means.

He also stressed that all the negotiating parties have to remain committed to the terms of the deal.

Gabriel said the visit to Iran by the German delegation, including representatives from major German companies, is a good sign of Iran deal and one of its objectives is creating jobs for Iranians.

He described Iran as a reliable economic ally for Germany, adding, with a high culture and highly educated population, Iran has many common points for cooperation with Germany.

Referring to shortage of water as one of the prime challenges facing the world, Gabriel said Germany is ready to share experiences with Iran on management of water and waste water and on all other energies.

Iran can count on Germany’s cooperation on energy efficiency, he added.

He said that Iran-Germany Joint Economic Commission that has not been active for the past 14 years, will convene in Tehran in April 2016.