Zarif calls Russia's position on nuclear deal "very promising"

Sergei Savostyanov  TASS

Sergei Savostyanov TASS

Russian FM Sergey Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet on Monday in Moscow to discuss the preservation of the Iran nuclear deal following President Trump's withdrawal and renewal of United States sanctions.

Lavrov said at a meeting with the Iranian foreign minister that it is necessary to prevent any new threats to the nuclear non-proliferation regime.

"China will firmly safeguard multilateralism and global agreements", said Wang Yi, before vowing that China, as one of the six signatories, will fully implement the Iranian nuclear deal, Xinhua reports.

The meeting comes amid fears that European companies may face reprisals from the U.S. for breaching American sanctions by continuing to operate in Iran.

"The Europeans, after the withdrawal of the USA from the deal, have found themselves forced to save the Joint Cooperative Plan of Action themselves", he told AFP.

After the Chinese capital, Zarif will attend talks in Moscow and Brussels with representatives of the pact's other signatories.

However, President Trump has explicitly noted that USA hopes to reach a "fair" deal with Iran through new rounds of talks.

Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the last word in the country has said that "It is not logical to continue the implementation of the JCPOA without receiving enough ‎guarantees from three European countries, the UK, France, and Germany".

China is part of the multilateral deal which the worldwide community made with Iran in 2015.

Trump has said the U.S. would be reinstating the anti-Iran bans lifted under the JCPOA and also slapping the "highest level" of economic sanctions on Tehran, prompting anger among other parties to the Iran deal, which unanimously denounced Washington and vowed to stay committed to their side of the deal. "We believe that this agreement should continue to be implemented as long as Iran sticks to the nuclear commitments".

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Washington still wants to work with Europe to counter Iran's "malign behavior".

Rouhani took the decision during a government meeting for his economy team, which included Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif and Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh.

Russian Federation and Iran once had hard relations but have seen ties improve since the end of the Cold War.

Against withdrawal from the agreement made by the leading European Union countries and Russian Federation.

Analysts have suggested Russian Federation could benefit economically from the US pullout, as it is less exposed to the consequences of renewed sanctions than Europe.

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