Iranian, Russian FMs hold phone talk on nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Oct. 15 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian held a phone talk with his Russian counterpart on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known commonly as the Iran nuclear deal.

Following the resumption of talks between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the European Union that saw negotiations between Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani and Deputy Secretary-General of the European External Action Service Enrique Mora in Tehran, the Iranian and Russian foreign ministers held a telephone conversation and exchanged views on the matter.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian emphasized in this telephone conversation that the talks with Mora were positive and both sides expressed their satisfaction and readiness to continue the negotiations.

"Our current talks with Enrique Mora are focused on finding practical solutions to the current problems and impasse in Vienna, which are due to Washington's non-aligned stance and approach to complete and effective lifting of unilateral and illegal sanctions," he said.

Amir-Abdollahian also said at the end of the talks, the two sides agreed to continue consultations between Bagheri and Mora in Brussels in the next two weeks.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also welcomed the talks between Iran and the EU. He stressed that, following his detailed meeting with Amir-Abdollahian in Moscow last week, he had instructed his colleagues at the Russian Foreign Ministry to hold close consultations with their counterparts in the Islamic Republic of Iran to follow up on issues related to the nuclear deal.

In this telephone conversation, the Russian foreign minister praised Iran’s logical position on the return of all parties to their obligations.

Referring to his meeting with the foreign minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Lavrov said he was informed of the good and constructive telephone conversation between Iran’s foreign minister and his Azeri counterpart.

Lavrov stressed that Moscow welcomes the agreements reached in the telephone conversation and considers them a step in the right direction.


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