The Iranian nuclear accord has opened the way for a “broad” coalition to battle the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group, says Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
“It removes the barriers – largely artificial – on the way to a broad coalition to fight” ISIL and other terrorist groups, said Lavrov in a ministry statement issued on Tuesday.
The conclusion of nuclear talks with Iran will have a “positive influence” on resolving a large number of problems in the region, he noted.
“In particular, it creates added impetus to promote the creation in the Middle East of a zone free of weapons of mass destruction,” Lavrov said.
While stressing the need to defeat terrorism threats in the region, Lavrov added that opportunities were now on the rise for Russia and Iran to cooperate in defense technology.
On Tuesday, following 18 days of marathon talks in the Austrian capital city of Vienna, Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers – the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany – reached a conclusion on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which will put limits on Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for the removal of sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
World leaders welcome conclusion
The United Arab Emirates welcomed the historic conclusion of the talks with an official saying it may lead to a “new page” for the Persian Gulf region.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sent a personal letter of congratulations to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
“We are confident that the Islamic Republic of Iran will support, with greater drive, just causes of nations and work for peace and stability in the region and the world,” Syria’s official news agency, SANA, quoted Assad as saying.
Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah also congratulated Ayatollah Khamenei in a letter.
Pakistan also praised the agreement in a Foreign Ministry statement.
“Pakistan welcomes the nuclear agreement reached between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the P5 + 1,” the statement read.
The United Nations, Russia, France and Britain have also lauded the agreement.
By Press TV