16:36US Withdrawal From Nuclear Deal to Strengthen Iran's Ties to Russian Federation

  • 16:36US Withdrawal From Nuclear Deal to Strengthen Iran's Ties to Russian Federation

16:36US Withdrawal From Nuclear Deal to Strengthen Iran's Ties to Russian Federation

"The Russian side highlighted its commitment to preserving the agreement", the statement added.

On May 8, U.S. President Donald Trump announced withdrawal of his country from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Actions on Iran nuclear deal.

Foreign Minister Taro Kono has reiterated Japan's support for the Iran nuclear agreement.

Lavrov said it was crucial that any new US sanctions on Iran did not scuttle the hard-won deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Moscow will seek to make sure that U.S. sanctions on Iran neither destroy the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), nor affect Tehran's partners, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following talks with his German counterpart Heiko Maas.

"The US withdrawal should be welcomed".

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said it was crucial Iran sticks to its obligations under the worldwide 2015 deal despite Trump promising to impose new sanctions on Tehran.

The Iranian lawmaker expressed his happiness with the position of other parties to the nuclear deal with Iran, stressing that the Islamic Republic of Iran should now act and decide based its national interests.

The IAEA is present in Iran around the clock.

Meanwhile, the European Union on Thursday called on "all regional actors to show restraint" after Israel carried out strikes against what it called Iranian targets in Syria, in response to Iranian rockets fired towards its forces.

"We feel that the extraterritoriality of their sanction measures are unacceptable", he told the French daily Le Parisien.