Russia and Iran to maintain excellent cooperation, Iranian minister

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After talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said that Russia and Iran will continue economic cooperation.

In addition, Mohammed Javad Zarif reiterated that the two countries will do everything possible to preserve the Iranian nuclear agreement, whose full name is the Joint Global Action Plan (JCPOA).

According to the Iranian official, Russia has confirmed its commitment to the Iranian agreement, Moscow and Tehran will do everything to preserve the JCPOA after leaving the United States.

“Iran and Russia have excellent cooperation and we will continue to work in this direction. Russia has stated that it will comply with and defend the JCPOA. Iran and Russia must also guarantee our common interests, which include the preservation of JCPOA and guarantee benefits for everyone from an economic point of view for the participants,” Zarif said in an interview with journalists.

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The Joint Global Action Plan, signed in 2015 between Iran and the Group 5 + 1 (US, Russia, UK, France, Germany and China) and is considered historic, limited Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions. Subsequently, the US president repeatedly criticized JCPOA as the worst agreement in US history, and threatened to abandon JCPOA if it was not “corrected.”

On May 8th, US President Donald Trump announced the US exit of the nuclear agreement with Iran, accusing Tehran of violating the terms of the document.

The American leader immediately ordered the reintroduction of sanctions against the country, which will cover areas of critical importance to the Iranian economy, including energy and the financial sector.

It is most likely that the reintroduction of sanctions against Iran by Washington is only to serve Tel Aviv’s interests in the region as the Islamic Republic poses the greatest threat to the existence of the Zionist settler entity. It is for this reason that Israel continues to attack Syria, Iran’s key Arab ally.

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