Russia Committed to Iran Nuclear Talks

Russia Committed to Iran Nuclear Talks

Russia will make all possible efforts to ensure that a deal on Iran's nuclear program is reached, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Saturday.
"I want to reassure you that Russia will do everything in its power, like before, so that the agreement, satisfying the Iranian side, ensuring Iran's rights in the nuclear sphere is reached," Ryabkov, who is Russia's envoy to the ongoing Iran nuclear talks, told journalists, Sputnik reported.
Russia is against unilateral sanctions and pressure on Tehran, he noted. "And it is important that now we are close to a solution which would relieve the Iranian people, the Iranian state from this sanctions pressure," Ryabkov added.
Russia is one of the so-called P5+1 group of mediators (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) that have until the end of June to hammer out a final nuclear deal with Iran to settle the long-running dispute over Tehran's nuclear program.
The West has been pressuring Tehran over the activities which it claims may be aimed at developing a nuclear weapons capability. The Islamic Republic maintains its nuclear program is solely for peaceful purposes.
On Thursday, the US Senate passed the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act requiring congressional review of any nuclear deal with Iran, in a move that is feared to impede the negotiations.
But Ryabkov said Moscow does not regard the passage of the US legislation as a threat to the Iran nuclear talks.
"I do not think there is a threat that anti-Iran or anti-Russia forces in the US Congress would resort to procedural tricks or use provisions of this legislation to torpedo the agreements," the senior Russian diplomat said.
Following the passage of the bill, US Senator Bob Menendez confirmed to Sputnik that US and Iranian negotiators will now face additional oversight. Under the bill, Congress will have 30 days after a final deal is reached to review the accord with Iran and pass a resolution of approval or disapproval.


Short URL : http://goo.gl/2LOyS8

You can also read ...

Vow to Counter US Influence in Kurdish Regions
A senior official said constant cooperation among Iran, Iraq,...
Naval Flotilla Docks at  Sri Lanka Port
Sri Lanka Navy has welcomed the Iranian Navy’s 50th flotilla,...
Kuwait Seeks Expansion of Relations
Kuwait’s ambassador to the United Nations says his country...
Haley Would Fail to Dictate Anti-Iran UN Action
A lawmaker said Washington's attempt to rally the support of...
Zarif to Address Munich Security Conference
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to deliver...
British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a news conference after talks in Berlin on Feb. 16.
Britain and Germany have reaffirmed their commitment to Iran's...
Judiciary, SNSC to Decide Any Prisoner Swap With US
A senior lawmaker said prisoner swaps between Iran and the US...