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Russia deputy FM due in Iran for talks on JCPOA, ties

Politics - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov plans to pay a visit to Tehran to hold talks with Iranian officials ahead of a scheduled meeting of the Iran-P5+1 Joint Commission.

Heading a political delegation, Ryabkov will arrive in Tehran on Tuesday and meet with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi, the press attaché of Russia’s embassy in Iran, Andrei Ganenko, said on Sunday.

He added that during his day-long stay in Tehran, the Russian diplomat would hold talks on the landmark nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries.

Ganenko noted that issues pertaining to Tehran-Moscow relations are also on the agenda of the talks.

Deputy foreign ministers of Iran and the P5+1 group of countries are slated to hold a Joint Commission meeting in the Austrian capital of Vienna later this month.

The Iranian delegation to the meeting will raise the issue of the United States’ lack of commitment to its obligations under the JCPOA.

The seventh meeting of the Iran-P5+1 Joint Commission, which monitors the implementation of JCPOA, was held in Vienna in April.

Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council - the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia - plus Germany signed the JCPOA on July 14, 2015 and started implementing it on January 16, 2016.

Under the agreement, limits were put on Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for, among other things, the removal of all nuclear-related bans against the Islamic Republic.

The UN Security Council later unanimously endorsed a resolution that effectively turned the JCPOA into international law.
 

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