Lavrov: Russia not interested in heating up situation around Iran

Lavrov: Russia not interested in heating up situation around Iran

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow is not interested in heating up the situation around Iran. He noted that Russia expects Iran to show restraint, stressing that Tehran does not violate the terms of the existing agreements with its actions.

"We expect Iran to show restraint, but we cannot close our eyes to objective facts, and the facts are that Iran, when it began to enrich uranium above 3.67% to 5% for a start... does not violate the NPT, the Safeguards Agreement with the IAEA, or the additional protocol to the agreement," Lavrov stressed.

The diplomat noted that Russia is ready to participate in a ministerial meeting of Iran and five international UN mediators on the situation around the JCPOA, as soon as specific agreements on the matter are reached, Sputnik reported.

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