Lavrov: some Western states want Iran to violate JCPOA
Some Western partners want Iran to make a mistake and declare steps, which will be in breach of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told the 5th Primakov Readings international forum.
"As far as the prospects of preserving the JCPOA are concerned, here a lot depends of the Europeans. I will be waiting with interest for a briefing on the outcome of German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas’s trip to Tehran," TASS cited the Russian top diplomat as saying.
Lavrov said he's not ruling out that some "our partners" want Iran to make a mistake and declare "certain steps that are not in line with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action," adding that "then someone in the West would breathe easily and shun the responsibility with a clean conscience."
The Russian Foreign Minister noted that this will be very regrettable, noting that he expects that Europe will be committed to the UN Security Council’s resolutions.