Kremlin: Iran’s move on JCPOA triggered by U.S. rash policy

Kremlin: Iran’s move on JCPOA triggered by U.S. rash policy

Iran’s decision to suspend some of its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear deal is caused by rash steps taken by Washington, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

The spokesman recalled that Russian President Vladimir Putin has "repeatedly talked about the consequences of rash steps in relation to Iran", which was the "decision taken by Washington". "We see that these consequences are starting to ensue," he stressed.

"The situation is serious, it is clearly provoked by previous decisions [of Washington]," Peskov continued. "Putin had said that ill-conceived subjective decisions lead to unjustified pressure on Iran and provoke further undesirable steps, which we are witnessing now."

Peskov reminded that Putin has repeatedly reaffirmed Moscow’s commitments to the JCPOA, highlighting the importance and indispensability of this deal.

The Kremlin spokesman added that Moscow would maintain contacts with its JCPOA partners in order to save the deal. "It goes without saying that Russian diplomats will continue to discuss this theme [the JCPOA] with their partners, including European partners, in order to maintain the agreement’s viability," TASS cited him as saying.

Peskov added that it is too early to talk about potential sanctions against Iran due to the decision taken by Tehran. "Right now, we just need to assess the situation properly and exchange the positions on this matter," he said. "We need to analyze this situation and to establish contacts on the line of foreign ministries," Peskov stated.

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