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Merkel and Netanyahu urge Iran to resume nuclear talks
Jan 26, 2012, 16:21 GMT
Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday jointly urged Iran to resume negotiations on its nuclear programme, the chancellor's spokesman in Berlin said.
The two spoke by telephone, spokesman Steffen Seibert said. They united in an appeal to Iran to recognize the urgency of accepting the outstretched hand of the international community and enter into talks about the research.
International authorities suspect the advanced programme is aimed at building nuclear weapons, and not for peaceful purposes, as Iran claims.
Seibert said Netanyahu also welcomed a new round of economic sanctions by the European Union against Iran.
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