8 Jun 2022 15:57

Russian, Iranian presidents reiterate need for diplomatic efforts to preserve JCPOA - Kremlin

MOSCOW. June 8 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi have had a telephone conversation, the Kremlin press service said on Wednesday.

"While considering the situation surrounding the Iranian nuclear program, the parties reiterated the need for continuing diplomatic efforts to achieve a final agreement that would help preserve and fully implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and UN Security Council Resolution 2331 of July 20, 2015 that endorsed it," the Kremlin said.

The parties discussed "relevant aspects of bilateral cooperation" and "praised the level of Russian-Iranian relations. They expressed mutual determination to consistently strengthen them, including through implementing joint trade-economic projects," it said.

Putin and Raisi also "touched upon measures to ensure regional stability and security."

"In particular, they reaffirmed their commitment to continued efforts within the Astana process to facilitate a settlement in Syria," it said.

Putin offered his condolences on a deadly railway accident in Iran on Wednesday morning, the Kremlin said.