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Iran, Russia review JCPOA

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, May 29, IRNA -- Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and his Iranian counterpart Abbas Araqchi discussed issues concerning the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Wednesday.

Ryabkov arrived in Tehran to discuss latest developments of the nuclear deal that Iran and Russia plus other world powers singed in 2015.

Following Iranian complaints about the US sabotage of the JCPOA and inaction of the EU states parties to the JCPOA to develop trade ties with Iran, the Russian Government demanded that the JCPOA Arbitral Joint Commission to convene to hear the Iranian complaints.

The JCPOA stipulates that Iran should curb its nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.

The US withdrew from the deal in May 2018, and imposed sanctions on Iran. The European signatories however announced their commitment to the deal and assured Tehran that they will cover the losses caused by the withdrawal.

On the first anniversary of the withdrawal, Iran decreased its commitment to the deal and set a 60-day deadline for the signatories to make tangible moves.

The two sides also discussed regional and international issues of mutual interest.


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