The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Kazem Sajjadpour, met in Berlin with Members of the German Bundestag, representatives from government agencies and Berlin-based think tanks. He spoke about domestic challenges and the role of Iran in the region. Topics of the discussion were the nuclear deal and its implications for domestic politics, the presidential election in 2017 as well as the war in Syria and the developments in Iraq. The outcome of the US election and its possible consequences for the region were also discussed.
Körber Foundation regularly invites a small circle of high-ranking actors within Berlin’s foreign policy community to its Political Background Discussions. As in the Bergedorf Round Tables, the discussions take place shielded from the public, so as to enable a confidential, frank, and constructive exchange.