Iranian Envoy, Russian Deputy FM Confer

Iranian Envoy, Russian Deputy FM ConferIranian Envoy, Russian Deputy FM Confer

Russia has again verified Iran’s commitment to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, a nuclear agreement signed between Iran and six world powers last year.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov made a statement to this effect in a meeting with Iran’s Ambassador in Moscow Mehdi Sanaei on Tuesday.

“While referring to Iran’s commitment in fulfilling its JCPOA commitments, the Russian deputy foreign minister said, ‘Moscow would also lend its support to other parties’ fulfillment of their obligations’,” the Iranian Embassy in Moscow said in a press release.

Ryabkov’s remarks came as some western parties have accused Iran of having violated the spirit of JCPOA and a United Nations Security Council resolution that endorsed it by testing missiles.

The accusations against Iran come despite the fact that Resolution 2231 puts no limits on Iran in terms of missile activities and merely “calls upon” Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles “designed to be capable of” delivering nuclear weapons, an objective that Tehran says it is not pursuing.