Moscow concerned over situation around Iran's plans to produce uranium metal

Moscow concerned over situation around Iran's plans to produce uranium metal

Moscow is concerned about the situation surrounding Tehran's plans to produce uranium metal and calls on negotiators in Vienna to boost efforts on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday.

"We do not consider it justified now to be distracted by other tasks, except for the restoration of the full-fledged functioning of the JCPOA", Ryabkov said.

With Tehran determined to carry on with its plans, Moscow calls on the Iranian authorities to fully comply with the IAEA Safeguards Agreement, the diplomat added.

"At the same time, it should be noted that any Iranian actions for the development of the country's nuclear programme do not carry proliferation risks, provided they are aligned with the IAEA Safeguards Agreement," Sputnik cited Ryabkov as saying.

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