Russia: We are not ‘a fire brigade, we cannot save everything’ — Putin on collapsing Iran deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin said “Russia is not a fire brigade, we cannot save everything that does not fully depend on us,” referring to the collapsing Iran nuclear deal. He was speaking at a joint press conference with his Austrian counterpart Alexander Van der Bellen in Sochi on Wednesday. “We have played our part,» he said, referring to Russia’s role in helping get the deal signed in... Еще 2015. «We are ready to play this positive role again, but it does not depend on us, it depends on all the players including the US, European countries and Iran,» Putin added. The Austrian president in turn spoke of possible penalties to be imposed on European companies if they cooperate with Iran. Van der Bellen and Putin both took part in the opening ceremony of the Sochi Dialogue Forum, a platform for civilian representatives of the business and culture spheres of both countries to cooperate. *FULL DESCRIPTION TO FOLLOW*

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