Russian Foreign Ministry urges to ensure stable functioning of JCPOA

Russian Foreign Ministry urges to ensure stable functioning of JCPOA

The United States is trying to put into practice its geopolitical ambitions by leaving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Russian Foreign Ministry’s information and press department said in a communique.

The ministry said that the refusal of the US to extend the waivers to eight countries importing Iranian oil, which are set to expire on May 2, triggered major concerns. 

"Washington is not hiding any longer that it wants to bend to its own will the entire world. Under the threat of American sanctions, it is trying to make all countries stop purchasing Iranian oil from May 2," statement says.

This is being done to undermine the Iranian economy, as an independent policy of Tehran in the region does not suit Washington, the commentary stressed.

The ministry noted that this policy is aimed at increasing pressure on Iran to achieve the change of power in a sovereign state.

"For our part, we are doing justice to sovereignty of Iran, which does not respond to arrogant provocations from the U.S. We confirm Russia’s unchanging commitment to the JCPOA," the communique reads.

In addition, the ministry urged the sober-minded forces to do their utmost to ensure stable functioning of this unique agreement.

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