First step to solve Iran’s nuclear issue taken strongly: Russian Official

Moscow, Dec 26, IRNA – Iran and the P5+1 strongly took the first step to resolve the nuclear dispute though it is difficult to predict the future, Deputy head of the Russian Foreign Ministryˈs Department for Security and Disarmament, Mikhail Ulyanov said on Thursday.

Ulyanov described the nuclear deal struck in Geneva on November 24 as a significant breakthrough in the first step which shows a safe path towards an end to the stalemate.

He said that the Iranian officials deserve the right to expect their positive steps to be reciprocated by step-by-step removal of sanctions and complete overhaul of the sanctions by the comprehensive agreement envisaged to be signed in six-month timeframe.

The Russian official hailed Iran’s regular cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency and said that Iranian cooperation with IAEA has become more serious today and Iran and the UN nuclear agency have reached an agreement to resolve the remaining issues.

“This is while they had failed to agree on a modality for the purpose in the past.”

Ulyanov made it clear that no document has been reported so far to prove that Iran’s nuclear program has a weapons program, citing the IAEA consecutive reports which verified non-diversion of Iranian nuclear program from the civilian path.



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