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German foreign minister believes deal with Iran within reach

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaks in Berlin, Germany on November 17, 2020. (HANNIBAL HANSCHKE/ POOL / AFP)
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaks in Berlin, Germany on November 17, 2020. (HANNIBAL HANSCHKE/ POOL / AFP)

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says he believes a deal to save the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran can be reached “in the coming weeks.”

“We think [the talks] can reach their goal,” he tells reporters in Madrid, after a gathering of the Stockholm Initiative, a group of 16 states working toward nuclear disarmament.

“I think we’ll get there in the coming weeks,” Maas adds, on the Iran talks that resumed in April in Vienna.

The negotiations aim to save the deal — known to diplomats as the JCPOA — between Iran and the five permanent UN Security Council member states plus Germany.

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