Germany warns Iran against nuclear escalation ahead of Biden's term
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas press conference in Berlin - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaks at a press conference on the informal virtual meeting of the foreign ministers of the member states of the Joint Commission on Iran's nuclear program (JCPOA). - Kay Nietfeld/dpa

Iran must not squander its chances of bringing the United States back into the troubled nuclear deal that regulates Iran's nuclear programme, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday. Maas spoke after talking online with fellow chief diplomats from Iran, Britain, China, France and Russia about the future of the agreement, one month before the inauguration of Joe Biden as US president. Biden has signalled that he would reverse President Donald Trump's decisions to leave the pact and revive sanctions on Iran. Those have prompted Tehran to boost nuclear activities far beyond the terms of...