President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin speaking on phone Wednesday discussed the need to continue diplomatic efforts and reach an agreement on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, also called the JCPOA, the Kremlin said
A final agreement should “ensure the preservation and full implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and the UN Security Council Resolution 2231 of July 20, 2015, which approved it,” the Kremlin said in a statement.
The JCPOA has been unraveling since former US president Donald Trump unilaterally walked out of it in 2018 and launched a maximum pressure campaign on Iran.
Direct talks in Vienna between Iran and France, Britain, Germany, China, Russia and indirect talks with the United States to resurrect the JCPOA have been on hold since March over the US refusal to meet Iran’s key demands, including the effective removal of US unilateral sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
The Kremlin also said the two sides expressed a desire to further strengthen Russian-Iranian relations, including the implementation of joint projects in the trade and economic fields.