23 August 2015, 13:48 GMT
BERLIN (Sputnik) — Russian participation in the talks on the Iranian nuclear program was constructive and necessary for reaching an agreement, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Saturday after the Normandy Four ministerial talks in Berlin.
“Looking back at the Iran nuclear talks we can say that the Russian role was constructive, Russian position was necessary for the settlement,” the minister said.
The so-called Normandy Quartet comprises representatives from Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany.
In July, Iran and the P5+1 group, comprising Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China and Germany, reached a deal ensuring the safe development of Tehran’s nuclear program and lifting the sanctions the West had imposed against it in fears that it was trying to develop a nuclear weapon.