Iran 'cannot set new conditions for resuming nuclear talks'

Iran cannot set new conditions for resuming nuclear talks: Germany
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IRAN-NUCLEAR/GERMANY:Iran cannot set new conditions for resuming nuclear talks - Germany
Iran nuclear talks in Austria [Getty]

Germany rejects Iran's demands for the United States to release frozen Iranian assets as a condition for nuclear talks to resume, Germany's foreign ministry said on Monday.

"Iran cannot set any further conditions for resuming the talks," a German foreign ministry spokesman said after Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian's demand for assets worth 10 billion dollars to be released as a goodwill gesture.

"We call on Iran to resume talks as soon as possible," he said, adding he expects an agreement on a specific date.

(Reuters)