Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov gestures during press briefing as his counterpart Retno Marsudi talks to media at Indonesia Foreign Ministry office in Jakarta, August 9, 2017. REUTERS/Beawiharta
MOSCOW - 29 August 2017: Russia is currently working on persuading the US leadership to keep on implementing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran's nuclear program, Sputnik quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov as having said Tuesday.
"We are focusing our efforts … on convincing our partners in the US government that they need to fulfill their duties under Iran’s nuclear deal," Ryabkov said at the 62nd Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs.
"If the United States under any circumstances will withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran … any side [which exits the agreement] will strike an irreparable blow to the international and regional security," Ryabkov added.