Russia: EU, China, Iran announce commitment to stick to JCPOA — Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, commented on developments over the Iranian nuclear deal with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif in Moscow on Monday, suggesting that «the European triumvirate, China, Iran and Russia have announced their commitment to stick to the JCPOA provisions.» «Unfortunately, we see again that Washington seeks to revise key international arrangements,» noted Lavrov... Еще referring to the US's recent withdrawal from the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) agreement, also known as the Iran nuclear deal. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, on his part, expressed his regret over the US's «objection to international norms and rules,» adding that it has already become «the US government's habit.» Zarif said that the JCPOA’s balance of commitments between all the parties to the deal has been «disrupted» after the US decided to walk away from the agreement. Underlining the main objective of a series of talks with countries which are parties to the JCPOA, Zarif said that it «is to get reassurances that the interests of the Iranian people ensured by the JCPOA will be upheld.» Lavrov, on his part, stressed that «Russia as well as the other parties to this deal including China and the European countries, also have their legitimate interests, which are enshrined in this document and approved by the UNSC.» United States President Donald Trump announced on May 8 that the US is determined to walk away from the JCPOA, which was put in place in 2015, between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, US, Russia, China, the UK and France plus Germany.

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