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German minister doubtful of progress on Iran nuke row

German Foreign has said he is skeptical of the success of a meeting between European Union's foreign policy chief and Iran's top nuclear negotiator.

india Updated: Sep 04, 2006 16:56 IST

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Monday he was skeptical of the chances of success of an upcoming meeting between the European Union's foreign policy chief and Iran's top nuclear negotiator.

In light of U N Secretary-General Kofi Annan's failure to secure any commitment from Iran's leaders to stop enriching uranium during a trip to Tehran, Steinmeier said the meeting between the EU's Javier Solana and Iran's Ali Larijani this week seemed unlikely to succeed.

"We must remain skeptical that this will work," he said at a conference in Berlin. "If not, the road to the U N Security Council will be unavoidable."