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US should abide by JCPOA, UNSC Resolution 2231: Iran FM

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Jan 26, IRNA -- Iran's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that Moscow and Tehran stress on the need for the US compliance with the Iran nuclear deal and the UN Security Council's Resolution 2231.

At the second leg of his regional tour to the Republic of Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkey, Georgia and Armenia, Zarif held talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Tuesday.

According to Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Zarif wrote at the end of his visit to Moscow on his Twitter account, "In Moscow talks, explored with Russia FM Lavrov avenues for expanding bilateral relations further. Focused on how to build on Jan 11 agreement to strengthen peace through regional cooperation. Stressed the imperative of US adherence to #JCPOA and its compliance w/ UNSCR 2231."

Zarif also wrote: "Why on earth should Iran – a country that stood firm & defeated 4 years of a brutal US economic terrorism imposed in violation of JCPOA & UNSC Resolution – show goodwill gesture first? It was the US that broke the deal – for no reason. It must remedy its wrong; then Iran will respond."

The Iranian foreign minister also noted that he and his Russian counterpart focused on progress based on an agreement reached on January 11 to strengthen peace through regional cooperation.


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