As one of six parties on Iranian nuclear issue, the German foreign minister said at a press conference at the headquarters of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that German patience "has its limits."
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, who is on a visit to Vienna, said Wednesday further sanctions against Iran is possible.
However, he declined to predict how long the negotiation with Iran would take. "We hope that the results can be beneficial to all parties," he said.
Westerwelle also said that he had discussed with IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei on Iranian nuclear issue, pointing out that the international community "is willing to conduct negotiations and dialogue (with Iran)."
He said he hoped that Iranian nuclear issue could be resolved through diplomatic means, but also stressed that he "cannot accept" Iran with nuclear arms.
IAEA Board of Governors will meet on November 26 in Vienna. Iranian nuclear issue will remain one of the important topics of the conference. It is reported that, since Iran has not made a positive response to IAEA recommendations so far, some countries are drafting new sanctions against it.
In order to solve the Iranian nuclear dispute, eliminating the concerns of some countries on Iranian nuclear weapons, as well as protecting the interests of Iran's rights to peaceful use of nuclear energy, IAEA suggested Iran shipping its LEU to foreign countries for processing into highly enriched uranium, and then shipping back to Iran as the nuclear fuel of its research reactors.
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