Moscow, Iran Urge Europe to ‘Fulfil Obligations’ Under Nuclear Deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday called on European signatories to abide by the Iran nuclear deal, following a meeting in Moscow.

Zarif’s visit came as Tehran said it had stopped respecting limits on its nuclear activities agreed under the deal until other signatories find a way to bypass renewed US sanctions.

Lavrov said during a joint press conference that the 2015 agreement had been “fragile” since US President Donald Trump announced Washington would pull out a year ago.

European signatories of the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), were trying to “divert attention” from their inability to implement points of the agreement, Lavrov said.

 “We will call on them, as we have done before, to concentrate on implementing everything that is enshrined in the JCPOA and approved by the UN Security Council.”