Germany says Iran proposals on its nuclear programme unacceptable

BERLIN: Proposals made by Iran on its nuclear programme are not acceptable, a German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Monday, adding that Berlin is still willing to follow a diplomatic path on the issue but time is running out.

“We reviewed the proposals … carefully and thoroughly, and concluded that Iran violated almost all compromises found previously in months of hard negotiations,” she said.

The spokeswoman added that the proposals were “not a basis for a successful end to talks.”

“We expect that the Iranian delegation, after consultations in Tehran, will return to Vienna with realistic proposals,” the spokeswoman said.