Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister meets Russian counterpart for nuke deal talks

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February 15, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi met his Russian counterpart Sergei Ryabkov in Tehran on Wednesday for talks about the different bilateral aspects of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPCOA) and the last JCPOA implementation process.

Before his meeting with Ryabkov in Tehran, Araghchi said to reporters that the meeting would focus on the implementation of the nuclear deal in the face of Washington’s continued attempts at stonewalling the agreement.

“We are also in talks with the European side [on the nuclear deal], but obviously our talks with Russia and China have a more profound significance for us,” Araghchi stressed.

He went on to add, “today, we will exchange views on US’ violation of the nuclear deal and the country’s demands, which are all illegitimate and contrary to their commitments under the JCPOA.”

“Russia has always been a staunch supporter of the nuclear deal, and has contributed a lot during the process of negotiations,” Araghchi said. “We hope that the current talks between the two sides will be able to assist Tehran and Moscow in meeting their mutual interests in the best possible way in the coming months.”

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