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Call for Serious Russia Talks on Nuclear Agreement

The Russian president says he supports Iran’s full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
President Hassan Rouhani meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Qingdao on June 9.President Hassan Rouhani meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Qingdao on June 9.

Russia and Iran need to hold more “serious” negotiations over the United States’ unilateral withdrawal from Tehran’s nuclear deal, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday. 
“Given the illegal US withdrawal from the agreement, more serious and more significant dialogue between our two countries is necessary,” Rouhani said in a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in China’s port city of Qingdao, which is hosting a two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit.
Rouhani noted that Russia has played a “very important and constructive” role in the implementation of the 2015 deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Sputnik reported.  
US President Donald Trump last month announced that he was pulling out of the accord and would revive Iran-related sanctions, including those aimed at the country’s oil sector and transactions with its central bank–a move that was rebuked by the other signatories, namely Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany.  

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