Merkel: Iran must stick to its prior agreements

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that Iran must stick to the agreements it has committed itself to. "We are very interested for the world community, as it has been from the start, to work together and show Iran that we want to work by diplomatic methods," Merkel told reporters in the Siberian city of Tomsk. "But it is necessary for Iran to keep to the agreements that it has committed itself to." "We are not talking about banning Iran from using nuclear energy for civilian goals, but it must keep to its obligations and agreements. And probably the report will say this clearly," Merkel said.