Lavrov: US' Return to JCPOA Implies a Full Resumption of Obligations
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said during a press conference in Moscow that "the assessments made by the parties to the negotiation over the past month show that the progress is substantial."
Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov said today that significant progress had been made in negotiations to restore the Iran nuclear deal on Friday. The United States must fully renew its commitments under the agreement.
"As for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran's nuclear program, the assessments made by the parties to the negotiation over the past month show that the progress is substantial, many things have been agreed on, but not all," Lavrov said at a press conference in Moscow.
The Russian minister also noted that "the United States' return to the JCPOA implies a full and unconditional resumption of the obligations imposed on the US by the JCPOA and Resolution 2231."
He pointed out that "Iran's position on the nuclear deal is truthful, but the West is trying to impose new obligations on Tehran."
Lavrov said that the West is trying to exploit the situation around the JCPOA to retroactively change the agreement and impose it on Iran in a modified form.
In turn, Russia's permanent representative to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzya, affirmed yesterday that the United States continues its maximum pressure policy on Iran, violating UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which regulates the development of the JCPOA.
A few days ago, the Iranian Foreign Ministry confirmed that Iran would retract its nuclear escalatory steps after the complete lifting of US sanctions, a position Tehran had not budged away from since the launching of the Vienna talks.