A senior Russian diplomat has criticized certain countries’ calls for the expansion of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s inspections to include Iranian military sites, saying the IAEA has no authority to carry out such inspection.
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi while noting that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has gained international approval, said Moscow Nonproliferation Conference was another testament to it.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have held a ‘constructive’ phone conversation regarding issues to be raised during the upcoming Astana meeting on the Syrian conflict, the Kremlin said.
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said that US lack of commitment to JCPOA is the most flagrant violation of the deal and Trump’s anti-JCPOA remarks have cast a shadow of uncertainty over the agreement.
Iranian and Russian ministers of defense emphasized on fighting violence, terrorism, and extremism on a phone conversation on Thursday and discussed the most recent international and regional developments.
After destroying the remainder of its chemical weapons in September, Russia is now calling on the United States and other countries in possession of such weapons to immediately “follow suit” and do away with their stockpiles.
Russia has once again sided with Iran in an ongoing standoff with the United States over the fate of the country's nuclear deal. A senior Russian diplomat has censured the US objection to the agreement, saying Washington is violating both the spirit and letter of the multilateral accord, while Tehran has remained fully compliant.