Lavrov: Russia and China interested in fully implementing JCPOA

Lavrov: Russia and China interested in fully implementing JCPOA

Russia and China are interested in preserving and fully implementing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Vienna.

"The situation is complex," the Russian top diplomat noted. "But, just like China and other parties to the deal, we are committed to international law and the UN Security Council’s decision this plan was enshrined in thus becoming part of international law," TASS cited him as saying.

"Today [we have] a very good opportunity to exchange views on our bilateral relations in furtherance of a very successful summit held in Beijing last month in the run-up to the SCO summit in Qingdao," Lavrov noted.

The two top diplomats met ahead of the ministerial meeting in Vienna initiated by Ihran. Its participants (the foreign ministers of Iran, the UK, Germany, China, Russia and France) will focus on efforts to salvage the nuclear deal in the wake of the US decision to withdraw from it.

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