Iran, Germany agree on joint terror fight
February 03 2016 10:46 PM
Rouhani shakes hands with Steinmeier after their meeting in Tehran yesterday.


Iran and Germany agreed on the need to co-operate against “terrorism” yesterday as Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier became the latest official to visit Tehran since the implementation of a landmark nuclear deal.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said the two countries could “co-operate on resolving regional and international issues, especially on fighting terrorism”, the official Irna news agency reported.
“The flow of arms and financial resources to terrorism must be stopped,” Rouhani said.
After their meeting, Steinmeier said he had told Rouhani he was welcome to visit Germany the next time he comes to Europe.
He said he had urged him “to keep Germany in mind as a destination on his next trip to Europe.”
Steinmeier’s visit comes after a landmark deal between Tehran and world powers to limit Iran’s nuclear programme in return for lifting international sanctions against it came into force last month.  
The German foreign minister will next visit Saudi Arabia.
The kingdom severed all ties with Iran last month after demonstrators stormed its embassy in Tehran and consulate in second city Mashhad.

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