Russian State Duma speaker commented on US possible withdrawal from JCPOA
Speaker of Russia’s State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin expressed the hope that common sense will prevail in the US, and it will not withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program.
"That will be a wrong decision, if the US makes it," the speaker said, when asked how he felt about Washington’s stance on the issue and the consequences of its potential withdrawal from the nuclear deal. "Moreover, this decision is going to affect many countries. I hope common sense will prevail, and the US will refrain from such steps," TASS cited Volodin as saying.
"There is a considerable interest on the part of all countries in making sure that the agreement continues to be in effect to such an extent," he stressed. Volodin also called for "discussing a positive scenario" and "talking about the consequences, if the US resorts to severing ties in this sphere."
Volodin arrived in Tehran for an official visit on April 9, during which he will meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Speaker of Iran’s Majlis Ali Larijani and open a plenary meeting of the Russian-Iranian Business Forum.