• The Kremlin said Merkel and Putin held a ““very serious and detailed” three-hour discussion during their meeting outside of Berlin, including an exchange of views on Ukraine, Syria, Iran, and a crucial pipeline project.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed the importance of maintaining the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program.
    Talking to reporters before talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Saturday, he said that he would discuss this issue with the German leader.
    "We will discuss the situation around the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for the settlement of the Iranian nuclear program. Of course, this cannot be omitted. It is extremely important to maintain this multilateral agreement, approved by the UN Security Council, aimed at strengthening regional and global security and the nuclear non-proliferation regime," Putin said, TASS reported.


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