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Russia will seek to restore the nuclear deal with Iran in its original configuration

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov

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Following the talks between Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the parties made a number of statements. In particular, Lavrov said that Russia would seek to restore the nuclear deal with Iran exclusively in the original configuration of 2015.

The Russian Federation expects the US to make a rational choice regarding the nuclear deal and lift sanctions against Iran. “Although there is no final certainty in this,” Lavrov said. The minister noted that now Russia and Iran, together with other participants in the deal, are making efforts to correct the mistake made by the United States when they withdrew from the agreement.

In turn, the Iranian minister said that Iran is counting on the early resumption of negotiations in Vienna on the restoration of the nuclear deal, writes June 23 RIA Novosti. A pause in the negotiations occurred at the end of March. The situation with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is aggravated by the continued US sanctions pressure, as well as the complications that have arisen in Iran’s cooperation with the IAEA. Tehran and Moscow will work together to deprive the sanctions of effectiveness, said Abdollahian.

The Nuclear Deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, is a political agreement between Iran and six countries – the US, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany – regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The main points of the agreement assume that most of the enriched uranium will be exported from Iran abroad, and the Fordow fuel enrichment plant will function as a nuclear physics research center without uranium enrichment facilities. At the same time, none of the nuclear facilities in Iran will be dismantled.

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