Tehran, Moscow Share Stance on Nuclear Deal

Tehran, Moscow Share Stance on Nuclear Deal

Russia said Tehran and Moscow see eye to eye on the need to ensure an uninterrupted process of implementing last year's nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
The Russian Foreign Ministry made the statement on Thursday following talks between Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov and his Iranian counterparts, Abbas Araqchi and Majid Takht-Ravanchi, in Tehran a day earlier, Press TV reported.
The statement said Iranian and Russian officials held detailed talks to review latest developments in the implementation of the nuclear deal, formally called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
The two sides emphasized the need for a continuous process of implementing the landmark accord, urging all parties to fully honor their commitments under the agreement, the Russian ministry added.
JCPOA was signed between Tehran and P5+1 (Russia, China, France, Britain, and the US, plus Germany) on July 14, 2015.
The accord, which took effect in January, ended decades of economic sanctions against Iran in exchange for restrictions on its nuclear program.
However, months into the JCPOA's implementation, Iran complains that the promised economic benefits have yet to materialize and that it still does not have access to global financial markets.
Referring to his one-day trip to Tehran, Ryabkov described his talks in the Iranian capital as effective.
"Previous consultations of this kind were held last year. Since then, a lot of issues have massed up, more large-scale and to a certain extent more technical, on which we have had a conversation," he said.
The Iranian and Russian diplomats also exchanged views on the removal of anti-Tehran sanctions and technical nuclear cooperation, expressing their countries' determination to successfully implement JCPOA.


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