Russia supports the swiftest revival of a nuclear deal with Iran; however, the West’s unfriendly steps with regard to Moscow may indirectly impact a number of its provisions, the Kremlin spokesman says.

Iran PressEurope: "Naturally, we would like for this deal to be revived as soon as possible," TASS cites Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on Tuesday. 

"There are certain new circumstances related to the unfriendly steps by the countries of the collective West against the Russian Federation which indirectly affect some provisions of this deal," he said, adding "that this also needs to be worked through."

Earlier, US President Joe Biden said that the US and its allies prepared a plan to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in a statement published on Monday on the occasion of the Tenth Review Conference for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in New York.

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Former US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew his country from the JCPOA in May 2018 and reinstated draconian sanctions on Iran despite Tehran’s full compliance with its commitments under the accord.

After exercising "strategic patience" for one year, Tehran started to gradually scale back its commitments under the deal in 2019 but maintained that its “remedial measures” were reversible provided the other parties fulfilled their commitments under the multilateral agreement. However, the Islamic Republic never left the JCPOA.

In April last year, Tehran and the world powers started negotiations in Vienna to salvage the deal and lift sanctions on Iran. Despite progress, the US indecisiveness and procrastination caused a stalemate in the talks. 

The Vienna talks hit a deadlock in March owing to Washington’s insistence on retaining parts of its unjust sanctions against Iran. 

Last month, Iran agreed to have indirect talks with the US, mediated by the European Union, in the Qatari capital to pave way for the restoration of the deal. The first round of the talks, however, failed to produce any breakthrough, with Washington continuing to be indecisive. 


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