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Russia and Iran to discuss situation in Ukraine, Syria and Afghanistan MPNRC

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Sergei Lavrov and President Ibrahim Raisi meeting in Tehran. (Photo Credits: Twitter/ @mfa_russia)

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Tehran: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in Tehran on Wednesday to discuss bilateral cooperation with the Iranian side and ways to resolve the impasse over the Iran nuclear talks. irib tv informed of.

irib reported that Lavrov, who is on his two-day visit to Iran at the invitation of Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdullahian, held a meeting with Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi soon after his arrival.

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After not disclosing any details of the meeting between Raisi and the Russian diplomat, state-run television said Lavrov was expected to discuss talks with senior Iranian officials, aimed at the 2015 talks between Iran and world powers. The nuclear deal is to be restored.

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It said the two sides will also discuss the situations in Ukraine, Syria and Afghanistan, as well as ways to boost bilateral ties in trade and energy. Both Iran and Russia are subject to tough US sanctions, which have restricted their ability to take their energy to international markets.

Iran signed the nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in July 2015 with world powers acknowledging the imposition of some sanctions on its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions on Tehran .

However, former President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the agreement in May 2018 and unilaterally reimposed Washington’s sanctions on Tehran, prompting Iran to reduce some of its nuclear commitments under the agreement in retaliation. inspired.

Since April 2021, several rounds of talks have taken place in the Austrian capital between Iran and the remaining JCPOA parties to revive the agreement.

Iran insists on obtaining guarantees that successful US governments will not abandon the deal again and calls for a verifiable lifting of sanctions.

Following signs of good progress that an agreement was just days away, the diplomatic process has faced a standstill since March, raising concerns over the fate of the talks.

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