Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Ryabkov in a meeting in Tehran discussed implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
During the meeting in the Iranian capital on Tuesday, Araqchi and Ryabkov underlined the need for the commitment of the western countries to the nuclear agreement reached between Tehran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany) in July 2015.
Araqchi reaffirmed Iran’s full compliance with the JCPOA and said the sustenance of the nuclear deal, as a multilateral international document, requires all sides’ complete fulfillment of their commitments.
"The continuation of the USs irresponsible approach to the JCPOA, particularly during the era of the country’s new ruling administration, which reflects the extremist and unilateralist stance of the United States of America on all international issues, is considered as disregard for the international community’s will and demand,” Araqchi said.
He emphasized that the G5+1 group of countries and all the UN countries must address such a destructive approach.
The Russian diplomat, for his part, hailed Iran’s full commitment to its obligations under the JCPOA and said Moscow pursues a firm stance on the deal and believes that there is no replacement for it.
He also decried the US unilateral approach to international issues, particularly the JCPOA.
Ryabkov added that Iran and Russia have a common stance on many regional and international developments and expressed his country’s determination to play a constructive role in safeguarding the JCPOA.