SOT, Soeren Schmidt, Interior Ministry Spokesperson (German): «I wish for your understanding that the specific wording of these remarks cannot be confirmed. That is the object of this investigation and the current, ongoing assessment. And the minister will report on this as soon as the investigation is completed.» Spokespersons for various German government ministries said Germany should be able... Еще to hold legal business relations with Iran and is looking into ways to protect national companies from the effects of newly reimposed US sanctions on Iran, during a press conference in Berlin on Monday. Reiterating his regret that the USA withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Government Spokesperson Steffen Seibert explained, «we are checking options on how we can stick to the economic basis of this agreement and protect our companies.» Meanwhile, Spokesperson for the Economy and Energy Ministry Anna Sophie Eichler said that there is a hotline available for German enterprises involved in Iran to use. A spokesperson from the Interior Ministry, Soeren Schmidt, spoke about recent reports that Hans-George Maassen, an advisor to Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, referred to members of the CDU-CSU's coalition partner, the SPD, as 'left-wing radicals'. Schmidt explained that an investigation into Maassen's comments was ongoing.