Russia Sees Nuclear Pact as Stable, Balanced

Russia Sees Nuclear Pact as Stable, BalancedRussia Sees Nuclear Pact as Stable, Balanced

The Russian deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday that his country considers the framework agreed between Iran and major powers to settle the dispute over Tehran's nuclear program to be "stable" and "balanced".

"The cooperation framework that emerged [from the nuclear talks] seems to us to be stable and balanced enough, and protected by compromise decisions," Sergei Ryabkov said.

The framework is hard to undermine because it has almost no weak points, Sputnik reported him as saying during a roundtable at the Federation Council, the upper house of the Russian Parliament.

A historic agreement reached between Iran and Russia and five other world powers (the United States, Britain, France, Germany and China) will place limitations on Iran's nuclear work in exchange for removal of international sanctions.

The pact is now under consideration by relevant authorities of the parties involved to go into effect in the coming months.

Ryabkov said Israel, a fierce opponent of the deal, appears to have finally come to accept it as a "new reality." "Yet another proof that the agreement is a solid and right one is Israeli authorities' reaction to it."

"Despite serious criticism, the Israeli leadership seems to have comprehended that this agreement is the new reality," the Russian diplomat said.

 Moscow hopes the Iranian authorities fully endorse the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the accord is officially known, he said.