Baku, Azerbaijan, March 1
Tehran is in talks with Moscow on prospects of implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in the light of recent presidential election in the US, said Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi.
"With Russia we have contacts and consultations at almost all levels. I recently visited Moscow and met with [Russian Deputy Foreign Minister] Sergey Ryabkov, my colleague,” he told Sputnik news agency.
“We exchanged views on different aspects of JCPOA implementation, especially in the aftermath of the new developments in the US. We are in contacts with them at the expert level as well. Our ministers meet frequently. Last time they met in Munich. So with Russia we have excellent cooperation.”
The nuclear agreement, signed in July 2015 by Iran and the P5+1 group of countries (the UN Security Council's five permanent members – China, France, Russia, the UK, the US, plus Germany), stipulates that Tehran must maintain a peaceful nature of its nuclear program in exchange for international sanctions relief.