TEHRAN(Basirat): The initiative of the United States and the E3 members of the nuclear deal with Iran (Germany, France and the United Kingdom) to launch a working group to address concerns around the agreement is unlikely to bring any positive results, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told Sputnik.
'Moscow does not expect any positive developments in the light of such
decisions and possible agreements… We do not believe that any agreements
and understanding that might be achieved in this format, without
involving Iran and other parties to the JCPOA, will have any impact in
terms of maintaining our position to support full implementation of the
agreement without any adjustments,' Ryabkov said.
that Moscow had repeatedly stated that the issue of potential
'improvement' of the nuclear deal 'is becoming clearly targeted at
jeopardizing the deal, complicating its further implementation.'
of course, we will follow this issue, although we understand that these
'games' of the United States and its European allies will not have any
influence on our position, our approach to the JCPOA and the importance
of ensuring its normal implementation in its current form,' the diplomat
Moscow will consider a proposal to join the contact
group on Iran, if it receives any, but is concerned about trend toward
close and separate forms of negotiations, which the US and its Western
partners have recently resorted to, Sergei Ryabkov stressed.
Monday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced that the working
group comprising the US and EU diplomats had been established to discuss
approaches to Iran and concerns with the nuclear deal, also known as
the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).