21 Sep 2017 09:36

Lavrov says Russia will further help maintain Iran deal sustainability - Russian Foreign Ministry

MOSCOW. Sept 21 (Interfax) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attended a meeting of the foreign ministers of the P5+1 countries and Iran concerning the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) intended to help settle the situation around the Iranian nuclear program on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

"The participants in the meeting discussed IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] Director General Yukiya Amano's last report that confirms Iran's strict compliance with its obligations as part of the JCPOA. This creates a favorable environment for the full-fledged realization of opportunities being opened up by this agreement in the economy, politics and also in the sphere of security," the ministry said on its Facebook page.

"Lavrov reaffirmed that Russia would continue to facilitate efforts to maintain the sustainability of the JCPOA," it said.

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini coordinated the aforementioned ministerial meeting of the P5+1 (Russia, China, the United States, France, the United Kingdom and Germany) and Iran.