Iran's new tone 'encouraging': Germany
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle welcomed a "new tone" from Teheran during a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday in New York, diplomats said.
Mr Westerwelle was later set to meet Iran's new President Hassan Rouhani, who has made diplomatic overtures in the nuclear standoff with the West.
"The words of the new president are encouraging," Germany's top diplomat told journalists ahead of the planned meeting on Tuesday evening.
But he insisted that Teheran must take concrete steps to prove its willingness to engage.