The Iran Project

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier due in Tehran on Tuesday

German FM in Tehran

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will pay an official two-day visit to Tehran to hold talks with senior Iranian officials.

Heading a high-ranking politico-economic delegation, Steinmeier is scheduled to meet Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday.

The German minister will hold talks with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani the next day.

It will be Steinmeier’s second visit to Tehran after the conclusion of the nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in July 2015.

The top German diplomat made a two-day trip to Tehran in October 2015, a first such visit by a German foreign minister in 12 years, to attend a core group meeting of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) in the Iranian capital.

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the United States, France, Britain, China and Russia – plus Germany started to implement JCPOA on January 16.

After JCPOA entered into effect, all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran by the European Union, the UN Security Council and the US were lifted. Iran in return has put some limitations on its nuclear activities.

The nuclear agreement was signed on July 14, 2015, following two and a half years of intensive talks.

By Press TV

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