Russia: Iran’s nuclear deal will cease to exist

MOSCOW, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned on Monday that Iran’s nuclear accord with major powers might eventually become null and void.

Describing the US unilateral withdrawal from the key deal as a violation of international laws, Lavorov has said at a news conference with his visiting Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif that the Europeans are not honoring their obligations, stipulated by the agreement with Tehran.

Paradoxically, Washington, which has quit the deal, demands that Tehran adheres to the accord and urges the Europeans to abstain from cooperating with the Iranians, lest they face sanctions, Lavrov indicated.

The Americans and their European allies should resume adherence to the accord so that the Iranians may re-commit themselves to it, otherwise, the stakeholders must acknowledge that the deal no longer exists, thus all the signatory States are relieved of these commitments, Lavrov argued further.

The five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany worked out and inked the deal in 2015.

However, two years ago, Washington declared its unilateral withdrawal from it prompting the Iranians to declared phased resumption of nuclear operations that had been suspended according to the agreement, in exchange for lifting international curbs on the nation.

The US re-imposed its sanctions on Iran after quitting the deal.

Source: Kuwait News Agency