Iranian, Russian FMs Discuss JCPOA, Caspian Summit

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The foreign ministers of Iran and Russia in a telephone conversation discussed the latest developments surrounding the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and the next summit of the Caspian Sea states.

According to a report by the Arabic version of Sputnik news agency, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov talked about a comprehensive bilateral road map to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Monday.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said the conversation revolved around Iran and Russia’s mutual cooperation as well as some regional and international issues with the focus on the JCPOA and the next summit of the five Caspian Sea nations.

Russia is a main supporter of the Iran nuclear deal, from which the US has withdrawn unilaterally.

On May 8, US President Donald Trump pulled his country out of the JCPOA, which was achieved in Vienna in 2015 after years of negotiations among Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).

Following the US exit, Iran and the remaining parties launched talks to save the accord.

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