Russia's proposal on UNSC summit with Iran remains on table

TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (MNA) – Despite Trump's refusal to support Moscow's proposal for an online conference of leaders of the UNSC states, Germany, and Iran, the Russian deputy foreign minister stressed that the proposal remains on the table.

The proposal by Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold an online conference of leaders of the UNSC states, Germany, and Iran to discuss the Persian Gulf and Iran remains on the table after US President Donald Trump's refusal to support it, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov affirmed on Sunday, according to Sputnik.

"Of course, yes", Ryabkov said when asked whether the initiative is still on the table after Trump's statement.

Trump said on Saturday that he would unlikely support Putin's initiative to hold the online summit on Iran adding that he would wait until the election.

On Friday, Putin suggested holding a remote videoconference around tensions in the Persian Gulf with the participation of the leaders of the UN Security Council members, Germany and Iran.

He urged Washington to assess the advantages of the implementation of this initiative in order to avoid further escalation of the situation in the Persian Gulf.

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