Tehran, Moscow Agree to Adopt United Stance on Nuclear Deal

Tehran, Moscow Agree to Adopt United Stance  on Nuclear DealTehran, Moscow Agree to Adopt United Stance  on Nuclear Deal

Tehran and Moscow have agreed to adopt a coordinated stance to stymie efforts aimed at scuttling the nuclear agreement hammered out between Iran and world powers in 2015, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

Iranian and Russian diplomats agreed to make every effort to help secure the two countries' national interests in the face of campaigns to unravel the deal, read the statement quoted by Fars News Agency.  

The statement was issued after Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi met with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Ryabkov, in Tehran to discuss a range of issues, including bilateral ties. 

The Russian official said on the sidelines of the meeting that unilateral attempts to undermine the painstakingly negotiated deal are part of a wrong policy, IRNA reported. 

Moscow will continue to support Tehran, Ryabkov said, adding that his country would not join efforts and negotiations aimed at making changes in the agreement.  

US President Donald Trump gave the nuclear accord a final reprieve on January 12 but warned European allies and the US Congress they have to work with him to fix "the disastrous flaws" in the pact or face a US exit. 

Araqchi said other parties' interaction with the United States over Iran does not have any importance to Tehran.

The deal is not negotiable and not even one word will be added to it nor will one word be removed from it, the official said. 

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