Lavrov says Russia completely abides by Iran nuclear deal

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News ID: 14129
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 17:13 - 13 October 2017
TEHRAN, October 13 - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in a phone call with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad-Javad Zarif stressed that Russia would abide by Iran’s nuclear deal completely.

Lavrov says Russia completely abides by Iran nuclear dealTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -“Moscow completely lives up to Iran’s nuclear deal with P5+1 ,” he said.

Iran’s partners under the deal are Russia, China, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and the US. All the parties to the deal are determined to sustain it except Washington, which seems to be planning a unilateral withdrawal.

The JCPOA was reached in July 2015 and took effect in January 2016. Under the deal, Iran applied some limits to its nuclear program in exchange for the termination of all nuclear-related sanctions against it.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which is tasked with monitoring the technical aspect of the JCPOA’s implementation, has repeatedly verified full Iranian compliance with the agreement.

However, the administration of US President Donald Trump, which took over in January 2017, one year after the JCPOA came into force, has been opposed to the accord and is believed to be actively seeking a pretext to potentially withdraw.

Last month, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley traveled to Vienna to press the IAEA to request access to Iran’s military sites, a move that Washington hoped would undermine the deal.



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