Jan 11, 2014, 10:00 PM
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German FM upbeat on prospects for resolving Iran nuclear case

Berlin, Jan 11, IRNA -- German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier here Saturday said he was optimistic that the Iranian nuclear row could be settled, only one day after Iran and the six world powers cleared hurdles towards a nuclear deal.

Speaking ahead of his first Mideast trip as Germany's new chief diplomat, Steinmeier voiced 'cautious optimism' that not only the Syrian and Palestinian-Israeli conflict but also the Iranian nuclear dispute could be solved.

He cited the latest political developments as the main reason for his optimism.

On Friday, envoys of Iran and five UN veto powers (US, Russia, China, Britain and France) plus Germany resolved questions on how to implement an agreement on Tehran's nuclear program following two days of talks in Geneva.