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Lavrov from Tehran: All Sanctions on Iran Should Be Removed Quickly
By Staff, Agencies
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said from Tehran on Tuesday that all sanctions on Iran have to be lifted with no waste of time.
Moscow’s stance on the 2015 nuclear deal is completely clear, the visiting Lavrov said at a joint press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Lavrov hoped further atmosphere for cooperation will be created after removal of the sanctions.
The Russian diplomat referred to the US full return to the deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA], as the sole way to revive the landmark international agreement.
If the US does not do so, it will lead to adverse consequences, Lavrov noted, stressing that Russia tries to help both return to the deal.
On the first anniversary of the US 2018 exit from the deal, Iran started reducing its commitments from the JCPOA, step-by-step, and based on Articles 26 and 36, in May 2019. Meanwhile, Iran will come back to commitments as soon as the other side does so, according to Iranian officials.
Moscow sees Tehran’s spirit in this case as positive, Lavrov underlined.
About his presence in Tehran, Lavrov said he has had good talks on various issues of transportation and culture with his Iranian counterpart and the talks were held in the friendly atmosphere full of confidence.
Touching upon the issue of pandemic, Lavrov said the two will make effort to produce Russian-developed Sputnik V in Iran with the help of experts from both countries.
The efforts will be made within the framework of bilateral talks held in Tehran.
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