FM Zarif in Moscow to discuss Iran Deal

IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Moscow on Monday to review Iran nuclear deal with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.

Zarif was in Beijing on Sunday and held talks with Chinese officials, including his counterpart Wang Yi on Iran nuclear deal.

After Moscow, he is slated to travel to Brussels to continue the JCPOA-related talks in the aftermath of US walkaway from the key international deal.

Earlier, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said that Zarif would embark on an intensive tour of China, Russia and Belgium to explore ways of preserving the JCPOA’s with Europe and other parties to the deal.

He added that Zarif will leave for China, Russia and seat of European Union at the order of President Hassan Rouhani to exchange views with Europe and other parties to the JCPOA on the survival of the deal following US’ exit.