U.S. should reduce Iran sanctions: German Economy Minister

U.S. should reduce Iran sanctions: German Economy MinisterThe United States should commit to its obligation to reduce sanctions against Iran, German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday during a two-day trip to the Islamic State.

Speaking at the opening of an economic forum, Gabriel said Germany wanted to "remind the United States of the commitment to get to an effective dismantling of sanctions".

He also stated that Germany wants to help Iran push ahead with reforms, economy, adding he believed the Islamic Republic was a reliable credit partner as he courted closer trade ties.

"Our aim is to support the current government with its path to opening up to the world," Gabriel said in Tehran, adding he would raise topics such as Iran's role in the war in Syria, Israel and legal state issues with the Iranian leadership.

Iran's Deputy Economy Minister Mohammad Khazaei said 10 economic agreements would be signed on the sidelines of Gabriel's visit.

"I hope that this will smooth the way between both countries," Khazaei said.
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