TEHRAN, Jan. 07, 2014, (Press TV)A senior German lawmaker from the co-ruling Christian Democratic Party (CDU) is scheduled to travel to Iran to hold talks with senior officials of the country about the Geneva nuclear agreement.
The deputy-head of Christian Democratic Union faction in the Bundestag, Andreas Schockenhoff¸ is due to arrive in Tehran on Monday, a German diplomat in the Iranian capital said.
During his two-day visit in Tehran the German lawmaker will hold talks with Iranian officials including, Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American affairs Majid Takht-e Ravanchi, Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi and Javad Heravi, who heads the Iran-Germany Parliamentary Friendship Group in Majlis, the embassy official added.
The German lawmaker will also travel to other Iranian cities after his meetings with Iranian officials in Tehran.
In an interview with IRNA prior to his trip, Schockenhoff said that his focus of attention in discussions with Iranian officials would be the nuclear deal clinched between Iran and six world powers on November 24, 2013.
Schockenhoff described the deal as a window of opportunity that could pave the way for the full resolution of the Wests decade-old dispute with Iran over the countrys nuclear program.
Under the Geneva agreement, the six countries undertook to provide Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for Tehran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities during a six-month period.