Lavrov: Russia to promote initiatives aimed at overcoming nuclear deal crisis

Lavrov: Russia to promote initiatives aimed at overcoming nuclear deal crisis

Russia will be promoting initiatives aimed at overcoming the crisis centering around the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). However, they should be acceptable to all parties to the deal, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

"Regarding the initiatives to overcome the crisis around the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear program put forward by the French leadership, there was a detailed conversation between Presidents Macron and Putin at Fort de Bregancon a week ago at an extraordinary Russian-French summit," the Russian Foreign Minister said.

Lavrov recalled that Russian President Vladimir Putin supported French President Emmanuel Macron’s proposal aimed at restoring the viability of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and all the agreements enshrined in it.

"As for specific steps in that direction, I will not elaborate on them. This is still a negotiation process, the process of trust-based consultations. Such steps will certainly be successful, if they are acceptable to all the parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, including the Islamic Republic of Iran," TASS cited Russia’s top diplomat as saying.

Earlier, Macron outlined his proposal regarding Iran’s return to compliance with its obligations under the JCPOA. According to him, Tehran should be allowed to sell certain volumes of oil in return for a number of liabilities.

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