19 October 201712:14

Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov's meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi


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On October 19, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov held consultations with Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran Abbas Araghchi.

The officials had a detailed exchange of opinions on the current situation around the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for the Iranian nuclear programme considering US President Trump’s recent decision to not confirm Tehran’s conscientious compliance with the JCPOA to Congress. Mr Ryabkov and Mr Araghchi discussed the tasks for improving coordination between Russia and Iran in the interests of preserving the JCPOA and further developing bilateral cooperation. 

Mr Ryabkov reiterated Russia's commitment to fulfil its obligations under the JCPOA.

The two officials also discussed other current issues of mutual interest.

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