Russia’s foreign ministry called on the new US administration to send a clear message about its readiness to return to the 2015 nuclear deal and lift sanctions on Iran.
“We urge Washington to send clear signals to Iran that it is ready to return to the nuclear deal and lift sanctions,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday.
Al-Jazeera quoted the ministry as saying, “We also call on Tehran to show restraint and responsibility within the framework of the nuclear deal.”
Earlier, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov expressed hope that a solution to the nuclear deal (officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) would be found before Iran’s deadline to end its adherence to the Additional Protocol.
After the US exit from the JCPOA in May 2018, the three European signatories to the deal remained indifferent to making up for Iran’s losses.
Amid the Europeans’ lack of action, Iran took five steps to reduce its commitments to the deal while vowing that it will reverse the course as soon as the other parties live up to their commitments under the accord.