US should return to JCPOA without preconditions, Moscow says


The US should not put forward preconditions for its return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program, the Russian Foreign Ministry informed on Monday on the outcomes of the informal JCPOA ministerial meeting attended by Russian top diplomat Sergey Lavrov.

“We believe that the US return to the JCPOA should be without any preconditions. Our partners and we are ready for meaningful work in this area, and we are ready to help the Americans to step on the path of correction. This is in our shared interest,” the ministry said.

During the meeting, Lavrov stressed that Russia had taken note of Iran’s statements, which claim that Iran is ready to return to full adherence of the JCPOA as soon as the US does the same. “We hope that not only the current members of the JCPOA, but Washington as well, take note of this signal. Strict adherence to the UN Security Council Resolution 2231 by the American side is not a matter of choice, it is an obligation of any state stipulated in Article 25 of the UN Charter,” the ministry stated.

Source : TASS