Russian president underlines full implementation of Iran nuclear deal

IRNA – Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone conversation with his American counterpart Donald Trump emphasized full implementation of Iran nuclear deal known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), according to Kremlin website.

“The situation surrounding the Iranian nuclear programme was also discussed. Russia’s commitment to full implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was noted, as it is an essential factor in ensuring regional stability and overcoming the challenge of non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction,” Kremlin reported on Tuesday.

“Current Syrian issues, in view of the military operation to destroy terrorists in Syria which is winding down, were thoroughly discussed. Vladimir Putin stressed Russia’s willingness to actively facilitate a durable political settlement in that country on the basis of UN Security Council Resolution 2254 and in keeping with the agreements reached as part of the Astana meetings and the provisions of the Joint Statement approved by the presidents of Russia and the United States on November 11 at the APEC [Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation] Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Vietnam.”

“There was discussion of the need to preserve the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Syria, and to achieve a political settlement on the basis of principles that must be worked out as a result of the broadest possible intra-Syrian negotiation process,” Putin said referring to today’s Sochi Summit in Russia.

“Vladimir Putin informed Donald Trump about the main outcomes of the November 20 meeting with Bashar al-Assad, where the Syrian leader reaffirmed his commitment to the political process, constitutional reform, and presidential and parliamentary elections. In addition, emphasis was placed on the upcoming trilateral talks in Sochi on November 22 with the participation of the presidents of Russia, Iran and Turkey, during which steps to further normalise the situation in Syria and various aspects of the political settlement process are to be coordinated.”

“Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump also exchanged views on the current state of affairs on the Korean Peninsula, emphasizing that it would be advisable to find a negotiated solution to the problem by diplomatic means.”

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also left Tehran for Sochi today to attend tripartite summit meeting.