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German Foreign Minister Says 'Time Is Short' For Iran Nuclear Solution

Germain Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has said that time is running out to find a solution to Iran's nuclear development program.

Speaking to the UN General Assembly on September 28, Westerwelle said Iran has failed to provide evidence to the International Atomic Energy Agency that its uranium enrichment activities were meant solely for civilian use.

The German foreign minister said, "We call on Iran to stop playing for time, the situation is serious indeed, time is short."

Earlier on September 27, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the General Assembly and drew a "red line" for diplomatic efforts with Tehran, saying Iran would be on the brink of making nuclear weapons in less than one year.

Israel and the U.S. have said they won't allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons.

Based on reporting by Reuters and dpa

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