Iran refuses the German proposal to improve relations with Israel. During his visit in Tehran with a large business delegation, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, said that Iran must improve its relations with Israel “if it wants to form closer economic ties” with Germany. Gabriel also said that Berlin is ready mediate between the two countries. Iran’s regime immediately rejected the proposal. Tehran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham, underlined that Iran and Germany have different views on some regional issues and refused the idea to develop ties with the “Zionist regime”.