Lavrov: we urge Iran to honor deal on guarantees with IAEA
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow is calling on Tehran to show restraint amid the situation with the nuclear deal and observe key provisions of a deal on guarantees with the UN nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
"We are calling on our Iranian colleagues to show restraint and in no way to be subjected to emotions, and observe key provisions of the deal on guarantees with the IAEA and provisions of a supplementary protocol for this agreement," the Russian top diplomat said, answering a question concerning Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile that has exceeded the 300-kilogram limit.
"Russia also demands that its European colleagues meet their commitments in order to make the newly-created INSTEX payment tool truly effective and ensuring the rights of Iran under the UN Security Council’s resolution in the field of trade and economic ties," TASS cited the minister as saying.
"Without this it will be very difficult to hold a reasonable and fruitful dialogue on preserving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action," Lavrov added.