Putin Calls for Enhanced Efforts to Save JCPOA
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Russian President Vladimir Putin urged constant efforts by all parties to the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers to save the international agreement despite the withdrawal of the United States.
"In order to prevent a new wave of tension around the Iranian nuclear program, everything possible should be done to keep the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in force," Putin said at a meeting of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) group of countries on the sidelines of the G20 summit on Friday, the Tass news agency reported.
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.
Since the historic deal was signed in Vienna, the IAEA has confirmed the Islamic Republic’s compliance with its commitments in 13 successive reports.