Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R), Washington, DC PHOTO:by sputniknews

Russia's Foreign Minister stressed on Tuesday that Iran's nuclear agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) should be maintained.

Iran PressAmerica: At a joint news conference with his US counterpart in Washington, Mike Pompeo, the Russian top diplomat said that Russia would do everything in its power to maintain the international agreement.

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, unilaterally declared his country's withdrawal from the JCPOA and the return of Iran's nuclear sanctions in violation of Washington's obligations under the deal.

Trump's action has received widespread domestic and international condemnation.