Assurance potentially removes obstacle that had complicated attempts to revive nuclear accord

Wednesday - 16/03/2022 07:15
Assurance potentially removes obstacle that had complicated attempts to revive nuclear accord
© Maxim Shemetov/Pool/AP
© Maxim Shemetov/Pool/AP

Russia said it had received guarantees from the US that sanctions imposed on Moscow would not affect its trade with Iran, potentially removing a stumbling block that had complicated attempts to revive Tehran’s 2015 nuclear accord with global powers.

Western officials paused indirect talks between Iran and the US in Vienna last week days after Russia demanded it received assurances from Washington, warning that Moscow’s move threatened to unravel the negotiations.

“We’ve received written guarantees. They are incorporated into the text of the agreement itself,” Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, said on Tuesday during a joint press conference with his visiting Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian, according to Interfax.

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