Russia's Lavrov due in Tehran to discuss JCPOA
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is set to visit Tehran today to discuss several files, including the nuclear deal.
The Russian Foreign Ministry stated on Wednesday that the country's foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, will go to Tehran today to discuss Tehran-Moscow ties as well as several international concerns, including the nuclear deal.
Russian FM Sergey Lavrov will visit Tehran on June 22-23 for a working visit, the ministry's spokeswoman confirmed during a news conference on Wednesday, according to TASS.
"On June 22-23, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will pay a working visit to Tehran on invitation from the Islamic Republic’s foreign minister," Maria Zakharova said.
The Russian diplomat stated that they will discuss a number of pressing international issues, including the situation surrounding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) - Iran's nuclear deal - as well as developments in Ukraine, Syria, Afghanistan, Transcaucasus, Yemen, and the Caspian Sea region.
"Discussions are planned around bilateral agenda, primarily those aspects of it that relate to ties in trade and economy in the context of the implementation of key joint projects in energy and transport and prospects of enhancing cultural and humanitarian contacts," Zakharova added.
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Last month, Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian arrived in Moscow to discuss bilateral cooperation and the Vienna Talks to revive the nuclear deal with Russian officials.
Russia's Foreign Ministry said that the talks to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) are being carried out as usual and that there are no "artificial delays" in the process.
"Work on some aspects of a future agreement to restore the nuclear deal continues. The text is still being amended on the remaining issues between the US and Iran. A number of negotiators will also have to make political decisions regarding the approval of the final text of the agreement. Negotiations are moving forward as usual, and there is no talk of any artificial delay in the process," the ministry said in a statement.