Moscow (IP) - In a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart, the Russian Foreign Minister expressed hope that the United States would return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran PressEurope: "We (Iran and Russia) have a common position on the JCPOA and we believe that this document should be preserved," Lavrov said in the part of his speech, referring to the issue of the JCPOA, which was discussed with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and noted that the only way to maintain the JCPOA is the full implementation of this document by all parties to this agreement.

He stressed that the return of the United States to the JCPOA would provide the basis for Iran's return to full implementation of the pact.

Zarif, for his part, referred to the steps taken to reduce Iran's obligations in the JCPOA and said: "We reduced our obligations in five stages and began to reduce our obligations with sobriety and strategic patience, but despite all our efforts, we are obliged by law to do so, but if by then the appropriate measures are taken by the Americans and we see the result, then Iran will return to all its obligations, not only will it not block the access of the IAEA inspectors under the Additional Protocol, but it will fulfill its other obligations.


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