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Russia: US' anti-JCPOA act violating int'l regulations

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, Oct 19, IRNA -- Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman says the US' measures against Iran nuclear deal are in violation of the international regulations.

Speaking to reporters, Maria Zakharova said Russia had earlier announced its position on the US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal.

Russia believes that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is not just related to politics but it includes economic and global stability and international relations, she said.

The US is taking destructive measures against international community, which are in contrast with international regulations and the UNSC resolutions, she added.

Moscow has always announced that the JCPOA is not just an agreement between some countries but it is a document which must be implemented and has global nature, Zakharova noted.

Unfortunately, the US has adopted no short- or long-term constructive measures, she said, adding that it will create more tensions in the region.

The JCPOA created a path for improving cooperation in the economic, financial and energy fields by removing political and military concerns, Zakharova reiterated.

European firms started cooperation with Iranian partners, she said, adding, 'We have also maintained cooperation in those areas which were our right.'

During his presidential elections campaign, Donald Trump mentioned withdrawal from Iran deal meaning that it was pre-planned and would bring about destructive effects on international economy, she said.

After Washington's May 8 exit from the historic Iran Deal, the US gave 90- to 180-day wind-down period to other countries before it starts re-imposing oil sanctions on Tehran on November 4.

Part of the US' illegitimate sanctions were imposed on Iran on August 9.

The US President Donald Trump also said he would reinstate the US nuclear sanctions on Iran and impose "the highest level" of economic bans on the Islamic Republic.


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