Russia Will ‘Continue Closely Coordinating’ With Iran After U.S. Backs Out Of Iran Deal

Julia Nista | General Assignment Reporter

The Russian Foreign Ministry released a statement Thursday following a meeting between diplomatic leaders between Russia and Iran stating they will “continue closely coordinating their efforts” with Iran on the JCPOA.

Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov consulted with Abbas Araghchi, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for political affairs, in Tehran following the United States withdrawal from the Iran Deal Tuesday.

“The Russian side underscored its commitment to preserving the agreement,” the statement said, emphasizing that Russia holds “interests of ensuring bilateral cooperation” 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.”

French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed their “regret” at Trump’s decision to withdraw in a Wednesday statement. (RELATED: France, UK, And Germany Emphasize Commitment To Iran Deal In Joint Statement)

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