1 Nov 2017 20:21

Trump's demands for review of JCPOA unrealistic - Ryabkov

SOCHI. Nov 1 (Interfax) - United States President Donald Trump's demands for a review of the deal on Iran's nuclear program are unrealistic; the deal's implementation cannot be tied to Tehran's actions in the region or in the sphere of human rights, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said.

"The demands put forward in President Trump's statement a while ago are unrealistic," Ryabkov said on the RT television channel.

"I think that many in the U.S. administration are wrong to think that it will be possible to review or add something to the Iranian deal," he said.

"In my view, this is absolutely impossible," Ryabkov said.

Tying the implementation of the deal to Tehran's actions in the region and in the sphere of human rights is unacceptable, he said.

"We must consider the Iranian nuclear program as a stand-alone issue. We must not mix it with anything whatsoever, neither with Iran's behavior in the region, nor human rights, nor with Iran having to somehow limit its rocket program," Ryabkov said.