U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the United States will withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, and impose "the highest level" of economic sanctions on Tehran, triggering global outcry.
The Iran nuclear deal should be preserved despite the USA decision to withdraw from it, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov officially confirmed that Russia will remain a member of the "nuclear agreement" with Iran.
President Trump announced Tuesday that the United States will withdraw from the Obama era agreement, calling the deal "defective at its core" and that "the Iranian regime has funded its long reign of chaos and terror by plundering the wealth of its own people".
Iranian nuclear negotiator and deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi.
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The JCPOA came out of years of negotiations between Iran on one side and the P5+1 group of countries - the US, UK, France, Russia and China plus Germany - on the other, in July 2015.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday called on countries that oversaw the deal to "develop steps that would preserve this document that is important for regional stability".
The Kremlin meanwhile accused Trump of "veiled protectionism" by pulling out of the deal.
"It goes without saying this will require intense work, including by lawyers", he added at a regular briefing.