Tehran considers Moscow to be a reliable partner on the international stage and is particularly grateful for its position on the nuclear deal, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said at a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Ryabkov on Friday, Trend reports referring to TASS.
"I totally agree that Iran and Russia and reliable partners. Our cooperation concerning the regional and international agenda has been very honest, we have similar positions on many regional and global issues," Araghchi said.
He pointed out that the global situation was negatively affected by the policies of the United States and some of its close allies in the Middle East. "We are very pleased to see Moscow maintain a logical, just and balanced position," he said. "I would like to thank Russia for its position on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action," Araghchi added.
The Iranian deputy foreign minister noted that the current crisis surrounding the nuclear deal had stemmed from Washington’s actions. At the same time, he was hopeful that other participants in the deal would continue to implement it. "We hope that the JCPOA’s European participants will remain committed to their obligations," he said.