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Moscow Not Back up US statement on Iran Nuclear plan: Lavrov

Russia won’t support the US-proposed amendments to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear program, the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov says.
According to Tass News agency report, Washington’s statements on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for Iran’s nuclear program will not boost optimism and stability.

“The recent statements aimed at disrupting the implementation of the JCPOA have boosted neither optimism nor stability,” Lavrov said. “We will seek to maintain the agreements on the Iranian nuclear program.”
“The reality is that Iran has been fulfilling all its obligations under the JCPOA, which has been regularly verified by the IAEA director general,” the Russian top diplomat stressed.
“What the United States is trying to do – amending the text of the deal by including issues that are absolutely unacceptable for Iran – we won’t back this,” Lavrov emphasized.

According to Lavrov, as far as foreign policy is concerned, 2017 proved to be a difficult year, the situation “very much deteriorated in the past months in the wake of Washington’s threats to use military force to resolve the Korean Peninsula’s nuclear issue.” “Similar threats were voiced in connection with the Afghan issue, as a military solution was said to be the only possible one,” the Russian top diplomat added.

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