Vladimir Putinto: Sergey Guneev / RIA Novosti
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he regretted the destruction of the nuclear deal on Iran, and called this country the “check” and “transparent” government. He said this to journalists after talks with Austrian President Alexander van der Ballena, RIA Novosti reported.
“Our position is well known to all partners, including the us, we advocated the preservation of this agreement,” — said the head of state. “Russia is not a fire team. We can’t save everything, we can not fully depend on them”, he added.
Before may 15, it was reported that the Iranian authorities officially suspended the execution of certain obligations on the nuclear program, provided by the Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD).
Now Tehran might resume uranium enrichment and sell it abroad, and to stop the upgrading of heavy water reactor in Arak. The leadership of the Islamic Republic declared that will go to these steps if any of the other transaction parties will not achieve the fulfillment of the conditions of the agreement within 60 days.
The Kremlin was blamed for the exit of Iran from the nuclear deal to the United States. As noted by the press-Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov, Iran is making these decisions not on their own initiative and in response to external pressure.
Relations between the US and Iran escalated a year ago. In early may of 2018, the American President Donald trump announced the unilateral withdrawal of Washington from a nuclear deal in 2015 and the renewal of the sanctions against Tehran. New package of restrictive measures entered into force in November. Sanctions are extended to oil exports, industry, manufacturing and operations of the Central Bank of the country in dollars.
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