17 Oct 2017 12:48

Russia sees no reason why U.S. demands JCPOA modification

MOSCOW. Oct 17 (Interfax) - Moscow cannot understand United States demands for modification of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA); claims against Iran are unsubstantiated, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told reporters on Tuesday.

"We see no reason for the U.S. to express not just a wish with far-reaching consequences, but a demand that this document be modified. There has been no problem with JCPOA implementation by Iran," Ryabkov said.

"The claims made by Washington against Iran in this area are unsubstantiated," he said.

"The other set of U.S. intentions declared on Friday 13th also fits the JCPOA logic and contents poorly. I have no idea what relation Iran's regional policy may have to JCPOA," Ryabkov said.