The Kremlin is in favor of preserving the Iranian nuclear deal as the basis for further negotiations on this issue, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

He stressed that the deal – "The only substantive consensus that has been achieved among all stakeholders as a result of very hard work". Any further settlement "can be carried out only on the basis of something substantive", added Peskov, noting that this is the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan for the Iranian nuclear program.

"The main thing is the inviolability of this transaction, otherwise there will be no platform for continuing contacts, for continuing the dialogue", – said Peskov.

In turn, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, during a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, noted that Russia is deeply concerned about the situation around Iran’s nuclear program, RIA Novosti reported.

Iranian Foreign Minister said that Tehran intends to continue the dialogue with Moscow on the Iranian nuclear deal.

In July 2015, Iran and the six international mediators (the Russian Federation, the United States, Britain, China, France and Germany) reached an agreement on the settlement of the Iranian nuclear problem and adopted the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (CAPA).

Not later than May 12, US President Donald Trump, following discussions with European countries, will announce whether the US remains in the SVPD or not.


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