Moscow is not interested in the escalation of the situation in Iran the region following the country’s enrichment of uranium over the level laid out in the JCPOA. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made the comments to journalists after ministers of foreign affairs and other high-level representatives of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) met in Slovakia's High... Еще Tatras on Tuesday.
“We are not interested in seeing the situation in Iran and the Iranian region escalating, we hope that Iran will show restraint,” Lavrov said.
The Russian foreign minister also added that in his view there is “no other way forward than to go to the basic principles of the JCPOA and to coming back to fulfilling its obligations of all JCPOA participants.”
Lavrov also commented on Ukrainian President Voldymyr Zelensky’s initiative to hold a meeting between Russain President Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump and their UK, French and German counterparts to discuss the Crimea issue.
“As for the Ukrainian settlement, there are existing formats and contact groups, that Kiev authorities Donetsk Lugansk also participate with the Russian and the OSCE support, and the Normand format which is the collective author of Minsk agreements, that has also offered the contact groups for a direct dialogue between the participant of the conflict,” Lavrov said.
OSCE informal meetings have no decision-making power and are aimed at preparing for official sessions of the OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers. The last informal meeting took place in the summer of 2017, in Austria's Mauerbach.