Moscow believes that the chances of saving Iranian nuclear deal remain, said Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the meeting with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Zarif on Tuesday arrived in Moscow. The last time the Iranian Minister arrived in Russia in mid-June.
Iran is pleased with the way Russia is helping to confront unconstructive steps against Tehran, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif before the talks with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
According to Zarif, the Americans carried out a very dangerous policy towards a Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD).
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif is bringing the message of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Russian leader Vladimir Putin, said the Iranian Ambassador in Moscow Kazem Jalali.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov will hold on Tuesday talks with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Moscow, reported the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
The presidents of Iran and Russia Hassan Rouhani and Vladimir Putin discussed during a telephone conversation on Syria, nuclear deal, lifting the arms embargo against Tehran and coronavirus.
As follows from the release published on the website of Iran's President on Thursday, Rouhani stressed the need for continued cooperation of Tehran, Moscow and Ankara in the framework of the Astana process to resolve the situation in Syria.
The United States will seek an extension to the arms embargo against Iran, even if this initiative does not receive the support of the UN Security Council, said Wednesday at a briefing by the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.
"We intend to ensure that the embargo was extended, and we hope that this will be done through a UN security Council resolution, which was signed by all permanent members and a wider circle of members of the UN security Council. But if this does not happen, we will still do everything in our power to achieve this, and I think that our efforts will be crowned eventually with success," said U.S. Secretary of state.
Tehran will continue cooperation with Moscow irrespective of whether or not to accept the US-proposed UN security Council resolution on extending the arms embargo against Iran, said Wednesday the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran, President of the Institute for political and international studies (IPIS) Sayed Kazem sajjadpour.
Earlier, the US introduced in the UN security Council a draft resolution on the extension of special regime of arms transfers (arms embargo) against Iran, which expires this fall. According to the draft, the security Council must decide that after the expiration of the measures imposed in resolution 2231, "all member States shall prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer to Iran through their territories or by their nationals, or using their vessels or aircraft... of arms and related material".
EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell said he was willing to do everything possible to maintain a Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD) on the Iranian nuclear program, in cooperation with other actors in the process.
"As coordinator of the joint Committee AGREEMENT, I am determined to do everything possible with the other remaining members and the international community to save the agreement," the statement reads Borrell on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the conclusion of the nuclear deal with Iran.
The chances of a return for a Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD) on the Iranian nuclear programme in a sustainable direction are saved, no alternatives to it, Moscow will encourage partners to work together to protect the plan from the US attacks, said in a statement, the Russian foreign Ministry to mark the fifth anniversary of the agreement.
The United States earlier came out of the nuclear deal with Iran, saying the recovery of sanctions against Tehran, which, in turn, announced the suspension of performance of obligations under the agreement.
The international community must resist the restoration of sanctions against Iran by the US, the statement of the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Hua Chunying the anniversary of the signing of the Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD) on the Iranian nuclear issue.
Five years ago, Iran and the six international mediators reached an agreement on the settlement of the Iranian nuclear problem. However, the deal in its original form lived for three years: in may 2018, the United States announced its unilateral withdrawal from her and the restoration of tougher sanctions against Tehran.
Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD) on the Iranian nuclear program can still be saved through political will and concerted steps the remaining participants, said the Ambassador of Iran in Russia Kazem Jalali.
"At the time of conclusion of the AGREEMENT of almost all members acknowledged that it was a win-win agreement, but after five years of consistent blows to SVPD and it unbalanced the performance of the feature of the document disappeared. However, still a chance to save SVPD, to create balance we need the political will and practical action the remaining members of the SVPD" - quoted Jalali diplomatic mission.
The prospects for the adoption of the resolution on the extension of the arms embargo against Iran "sad", they simply do not exist, said the permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia.
"This resolution is a very sad perspective, that is, they simply do not exist," - said Nebenzia in an open online interview.
His unfounded claims about the detention of the ship with Iranian weapons to the Huthis are trying to justify the extension of the arms embargo, said the official representative of Iranian foreign Minister Abbas Mousavi.
Earlier, the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo reported the interception at the end of June next cargo of Iranian weapons destined for Yemeni rebels-Houthis. According to him, the consignment consisted of 200 rocket-propelled grenades, more than 1,700 of Kalashnikovs and rockets and other weapons.
The white house hopes that Russia and China will not block the UN Security Council the extension of the arms embargo on Iran, said the Advisor to the President for national security Robert O'brien.
Journalists presidential pool asked O'brien what he would do administration in that case, if Russia or China will block the extension of the embargo in the UN security Council.
The United States seized another shipment of Iranian weapons destined for Yemeni rebels, the Houthis, said the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.
"We prevented another shipment of arms bound to Houthis: June 28, U.S. and partner forces detained near the coast of Yemen the ship with cargo, including 200 rocket-propelled grenades, more than 1,700 Kalashnikovs, 21 missiles surface-to-air, several anti-tank missiles and other advanced weapons and missiles," said Pompeo at a press conference.
Among the main tasks for Germany the next six months will be the Chairman of the Council of the EU, there are cooperation of the EU and its partners in the fight against coronavirus, out of the crisis caused by the pandemic, security issues, including international crises and the strengthening of relations between the EU and Russia, said the Ambassador of Germany in Russia géza Andreas von Geir.
"I am pleased to present to you the priorities of the German presidency of the EU... They will look completely different because all the cards mixed us coronavirus crisis. I will present seven challenges that we will try to respond as efficiently as possible during our presidency. The first of them - to combat the coronavirus, the cooperation of health," said von Geir in a press briefing to mark the start of the German presidency of the EU Council.
The nuclear deal can be saved, said on Monday the Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
"I believe that to rescue the agreement is possible if the Europeans begin to implement what they have agreed – they have obligations under the AGREEMENT, which they fulfilled," said Zarif during the discussion in the framework of the "Mediterranean dialogue".
The arms embargo against Iran will be canceled automatically, it does not need sanction from any party, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Earlier, the Ambassador of Iran in Russia Kazem Jalali said that if the United States extended an arms embargo against Iran, we can say the death of a Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD) on the Iranian nuclear program.
If the United States extended an arms embargo against Iran, we can say the death of a Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD) on Iran's nuclear program, said Iranian Ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali.
"Recently they (the U.S. - ed.) initiated the meeting of the UN security Council with the aim to create preconditions for the renewal of the arms embargo against Iran. If the United States will succeed, it will be possible to ascertain the death of SVPD," said Jalali in an interview with TV channel "Russia 24".
Moscow urges its partners in the Joint comprehensive plan of action on Iran's nuclear program not to lose a common language in an attempt to find ways of AGREEMENT from the crisis, all arising in the implementation of the AGREEMENT, the issues should be resolved within the framework of the Joint Commission, said the Russian foreign Ministry.
Earlier it was reported that the Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif has sent the EU a letter, listing all the points of non-compliance by France, Germany and great Britain the conditions of the nuclear deal, Tehran is going to solve them through a joint Committee.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif has sent the EU a letter, listing all the points of non-compliance by France, Germany and great Britain the conditions of the nuclear deal, Tehran is going to solve them through a joint Committee.
"A day earlier, the Iranian foreign Minister in a letter to the high representative of the Union for foreign Affairs and coordinator of the SVPD Josep Borrell again listed cases of non-compliance of the European countries (the nuclear deal), sending (a letter) with the aim of their solution in the joint Commission under paragraph 36 of the AGREEMENT", - said official representative of MFA of Iran Abbas Mousavi.
The issue of extending the UN arms embargo against Iran unconstructive from the point of view of the prospects for preservation of the Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD), said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"Promoted by Washington in the security Council a draft resolution on indefinite arms embargo against Iran represents a set of restrictive measures in line with the American policy of maximum pressure on Tehran and touched on a range of issues that have nothing to do with the settlement of the situation around the Iranian nuclear program. We consider the question of the introduction of any additional restrictions against Iran are not only unjustified, but also counterproductive from the perspective of conservation of a Joint comprehensive plan of action for resolution of the Iranian nuclear program," she said at a briefing on Thursday.
Tehran considers all the scenarios around the arms embargo and the resolution of the IAEA, but to hurry with the answer is not, told RIA Novosti the official representative of the government of Iran, Ali Rabia.
According to him, resolution of the IAEA for admission to the two disputed nuclear sites in Iran and US attempts to renew the arms embargo Tehran sees as two different issues.
The United States will initiate in mid-July vote in the UN Security Council to extend the arms embargo against Iran, said the U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Kelly Kraft in an interview with Bloomberg.
Earlier, the Ambassador of Germany to the UN, Christoph Heusgen said that the UN security Council has no plans in July to consider the issue of extending the arms embargo against Iran.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Iran has commented on the statement from Washington about military action scripts against Tehran, calling it a long dusty.
The US special envoy on Iran Brian hook said earlier that President Donald trump will never allow Iran to have nuclear weapons and Washington is "always considering" military action to prevent this.
The US special envoy on Iran Brian hook said that the US President Donald trump will never allow Iran to have nuclear weapons and the US "always consider the" military option to prevent this.
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Attempts to change the schedule of lifting the arms embargo against Iran is tantamount to the undermining of resolution 2231 UN security Council, said at a meeting of security Council foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif.
U.S. seeks extension of expiring in the autumn of the arms embargo against Iran. Recently States have made to UN security Council resolution relevant content.
China urges U.S. to stop unilateral illegal sanctions against Iran, said at a meeting of the UN security Council the permanent representative of China to the organization of Zhang Jun.
According to him, the root cause of the current crisis with SVPD – the US withdrawal from the agreement and unilateral sanctions against Tehran.
The draft U.S. resolution on extension of the arms embargo against Iran, expiring in the fall, is utopian and has no chance, he said at a UN security Council meeting, Russia's permanent representative at the organization of Vasily sebenza.
Earlier, the US introduced in the UN security Council a draft resolution on the extension of the arms embargo against Iran, which expires this fall.
U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo outlined the UN Security Council a grim picture in case of end of an embargo on arms deliveries to Iran: according to him, Tehran can use his freshly Russian aircraft to strike at Saudi Arabia, India, Italy and Poland.
"If you will not be able to take action, Iran will be able to buy made in Russia military aircraft, which can strike within a radius of three thousand kilometers, resulting in the crosshairs Iran will be cities such as Riyadh, new Delhi, Rome and Warsaw," said Pompeo in a virtual meeting of the UN security Council.
The US special envoy on Iran Brian hook called for June 27-28 United Arab Emirates, and discussed Iran, said in a statement on Sunday the message of the state Department.
Hook met with the Minister of foreign Affairs and international cooperation Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahana, Minister of state for foreign Affairs Gargash Fat by and other.
The arms embargo will not affect the military potential of Iran, said the commander of the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps (IRGC, part of the armed forces of Iran) Hossein salami.
Earlier, the US introduced in the UN security Council a draft resolution on the extension of the arms embargo against Iran, which expires this fall.
The US special envoy on Iran, Brian hook, and the us Ambassador to the UN, Kelly Kraft urged security Council members IT extend the arms embargo against Iran, the report said the US state Department.
It notes that Kraft and hook during the sharing session, told members of the UN security Council on the draft resolution of the United States, involving the extension of the arms embargo against Iran. The resolution was circulated to security Council members earlier this week.
The unilateral US sanctions imposed against Iran to 2018, can prevent Iran to comply with some provisions of the Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD), says the report of the UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres.
"These actions continue to run counter to the objectives set out in the plan and resolution 2231 (regulating the establishment of the AGREEMENT – ed.) and they can also prevent the Islamic Republic of Iran to comply with some provisions of the plan and resolution," the document says.
UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres, in his report urged Iran to return to the full performance of the obligations under the Joint comprehensive plan of action.
As recalled by the Secretary General, from July 2019, Iran has taken a number of steps to termination of their obligations in the nuclear field in the framework AGREEMENT. Guterres pointed out that on 5 January 2020, Tehran announced that it had undertaken their fifth and last step, in order to "get out of your last operational restrictions within the plan, namely the restriction on the number of centrifuges".
Made in the United States UN security Council draft resolution extending the arms embargo against Iran, which expires this fall, told RIA Novosti source in the security Council.
Earlier, Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov sent a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in which he mentioned that high-ranking officials of the US state Department promoted the idea of the introduction of the line of perpetual security Council arms embargo against Iran and the use of the mechanisms provided for in the resolution 2231 (regulating the establishment of a Joint comprehensive plan of action). The Russian Minister stressed that the objective grounds to raise the question of the arms embargo against Iran no. He recalled that "the licensing order supplies" to Iran of military equipment were of a temporary nature - it was made to run achieved in 2015, arrangements that it is now irrelevant. Lavrov stressed that the application of restrictions on arms supplies to Iran after 18 October 2020 "was never intended, and there is no legal or other reason to reconsider this understanding."
Moscow urges Berlin, Paris and London on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the conclusion of the Joint comprehensive plan of action on Iran's nuclear program to intensify efforts to preserve the deal, said Monday the Russian foreign Ministry.
So the official representative of the Ministry Maria Zakharova said the statement of the foreign Ministers of Britain, Germany and France on the prospects of implementing the AGREEMENT, published on June 19.
Providing maximum pressure on Tehran does not help in resolving the situation around Iran's nuclear issue and will not address the concern of the parties, said at a briefing on Monday, the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Zhao Lijiang, commenting on the statement "eurothree".
Earlier, the foreign Ministers of Germany, France and the UK urged Iran to promptly and fully cooperate with the IAEA and grant access to sites, as required by the organization. The statement stressed that "eurotroika" with deep concern took note that Iran for many months prevents the required access by IAEA inspectors, thus the organization is unable to implement its mandate.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif has called France, Germany and the UK "accomplices" of the US President Donald trump and the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu.
On Friday, the foreign Ministers of Germany, France and the UK urged Iran to promptly and fully cooperate with the IAEA and grant access to sites, as required by the organization. The parties also stressed that "eurotroika" continued to comply with its obligations under the transaction after the US withdrawal from the agreement.
The foreign Ministers of Germany, France and the UK urged Iran to promptly and fully cooperate with the IAEA and grant access to sites, as required by the organization, said in a statement after the end of the meeting of Ministers in Berlin.
"The E3 initiative at the last meeting of the IAEA Board of governors was adopted by a large majority resolution. We thank the IAEA for its work on the validation of the obligations of Iran in regard to safeguards and urge Iran promptly and fully cooperate with the IAEA and grant access to sites, as required by the organization", - reads the statement of the Ministers.
The United States believes that Iran's conduct does not deserve the cancellation of the arms embargo in accordance with the Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD), said the US special envoy on Iran Brian hook.
"Nobody can claim that the behavior of Iran in 2015 deserves embargo. That is our position," said hook during a telephone briefing.
There are no hints that Iran currently has nuclear activities at two sites, the resolution on which is adopted the IAEA, said on Friday Russia's permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov.
The IAEA Board of governors on Friday by a majority vote adopted a draft resolution of the EU Troika with (France, Germany, UK) on the inspectors access to two nuclear facilities in Iran.
The IAEA Board of governors by a majority vote adopted a draft resolution of the EU Troika with (France, Germany, UK) on the inspectors access to two nuclear facilities in Iran, reported RIA Novosti informed source.
The voting took place on Friday, and was attended by 35 members of the IAEA Board of governors.
U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo called on the international community to demand Iran's full cooperation with the IAEA.
Speaking to the IAEA Board of governors on Monday, IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi called on Iran to provide immediate access to two facilities that already more than four months Tehran will not allow the Agency's inspectors. Director General of the IAEA also expressed concern that almost a year Iran will not enter into meaningful discussion to clarify issues related to possible undeclared nuclear material and nuclear activity. At the same time, Grossi said that Iran is on the same level continues to cooperate with the IAEA on monitoring of the implementation of the nuclear deal, despite the January statement of Tehran on the termination of all obligations of the AGREEMENT.
Russia and the EU intend to ensure the full implementation of the joint comprehensive plan for Iran's nuclear program, said Tuesday the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after a telephone conversation with EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy, Josep Borrell.
"We discussed, of course, quite in detail the situation around the Iranian nuclear program. Stressed our commitment to both Russia and the EU - to ensure sustainable and comprehensive implementation of the Joint comprehensive plan of action," - said Lavrov. He added that he and Borrell "exchanged views on complicated processes that are now promoted in Vienna in the framework of the IAEA Board of governors, and in new York.
The Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif thanked his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov for his efforts to prevent the collapse of the Joint comprehensive plan of action on Iran's nuclear program (SVPD).
"The fact that the US is trying to do now is outrageous. I would like to thank you personally for your efforts, for your letters to the UN Secretary General and I want to Express my appreciation for the work that is taking our friends (the Deputy foreign Minister of the Russian Federation 0 ed.) Sergey Ryabkov, and the Russian permanent representatives in Vienna and new York to the US plan, and, unfortunately, their cooperation with the remaining countries in the AGREEMENT has not led to a complete disaster," said Zarif at a meeting with Lavrov in Moscow.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday will hold talks in Moscow with Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. It is expected that the parties will discuss the situation in the region with emphasis on developments in Syria and the possibility postponed earlier due to the pandemic coronavirus summit "Astana Troika" (Russia, Turkey, Iran).
Zarif will be one of the first foreign visitors after the pandemic, with whom negotiations Lavrov will hold in-person format. In early June, the Minister met with the Libyan delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister of the NTC, Ahmet Mitiga, the meeting was held behind closed doors. Prior to that, Lavrov was received in Moscow with the visit of the foreign Minister of Hungary March 18 - Peter Siyyarto just a few days before the closure of Russia's borders visited the capital. After because of the coronavirus, all meetings of the Minister were transferred to online.
Member of Congress from Florida, Republican Greg Stuby told about the plans to propose new sanctions against Russia, Iran and China this week.
"Yes, this is expected to be submitted tomorrow and will explain in detail the new sanctions, and international foreign policy approach to Russia, China and Iran," said Stuby on air of TV channel Fox Business, adding that the new proposal is associated with the expiration of the arms embargo on Iran.
China considers the preservation of the Joint comprehensive plan of action, the only right way to solving the Iranian nuclear issue, hopes to maintain a dialogue and cooperation between the IAEA and Iran as part of the deal, he said at a briefing on Monday, the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Hua Chunying.
Previously, the Agency France Press, citing a report by the International atomic energy Agency (IAEA) reported that the amount of enriched uranium in Iran exceeds nuclear deal 2015 limit of nearly eight times. The Agency also informs that the IAEA report expresses concern about Iran's refusal to provide access to two nuclear facilities.
The United States sent Russia a draft resolution of the UN Security Council to extend the arms embargo on Iran, said the U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Kelly Kraft.
"We shared a draft resolution with Britain, France, Germany, and also, as I recall, with Estonia and Russia. So very soon we will share it with all fifteen (members of the UN security Council - ed.)," said Kraft, whose words at the briefing cites the state Department.
The Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif responded to the proposal of the President of the United States Donald trump about the new agreement, saying that the correction of the current situation in Iran-us relations and the nuclear deal lies with US.
Earlier, trump, expressing gratitude to the Iranian authorities for the release of veteran of the US Navy Michael white, urged Tehran not to wait until after the presidential elections, and to conclude "the best deal now."
Security issues in Africa, the situation with Iran and the AGREEMENT, as well as issues associated with refugees and children in armed conflict will be the main priorities of France during its presidency in the UN Security Council in June, told RIA Novosti in the French permanent representation.
Since June, the Chairman of the security Council becomes France, which will replace on this post Estonia.
Accusing Tehran of "nuclear extortion", Washington is once again tightened sanctions. The new restrictions will affect foreign companies working on Iran's nuclear facilities — including Russian and Chinese. What the Americans are making and how the Islamic Republic is opposed to the pressure in the material RIA Novosti.
Iran is gradually emerging from quarantine. In large cities revived trade and service industries. Opened the mosque, although allowed only in masks and gloves. During prayer the Iranians encouraged to observe social distance in half-meter, but to make it easy.
Cancellation by Washington of sanctions exemptions Tehran begs the question of whether the United States to Iran independently built the reactor at Arak, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"The authors of this policy seem to not even wonder what is the benefit for the Washington, what benefits the US will get from such actions, if provided by SVPD actions will not be realized. Let's remind them that the parameters of these projects was developed and agreed with the direct participation of American specialists and in General they were a response to the concerns of the American side. It turns out that not Iran, with which the Americans had some sort of high risks in the nuclear field, and the USA is not allowed to complete the implementation of the nuclear component of the AGREEMENT. Hence the question: do we understand correctly that now in Washington that Iran is now self-build, for example, the Arak reactor. Recently such a prospect, on the contrary, frightened the American side," - said Zakharov in his online briefing.
The abolition of the U.S. exceptions from sanctions in Iran's relations may slow, but not stop the reconfiguration of the reactor at Arak, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"The abolition of these so-called "Vavilov" can slow down but not stop execution of those important reconfiguration projects that form the basis of the agreements of 2015", - said Zakharov on the briefing.
The head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky called the lifting of US sanctions exemptions for Iran, the continuation of the aggressive pressure from Washington to Tehran, and is part of a White house campaign to overthrow the regimes.
Earlier, the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that the United States cease all exceptions from sanctions for Iranian peaceful nuclear energy, not counting the 1-th unit of the Bushehr nuclear power plant. This is one of the final cuts imposed on Iran in compliance with nuclear deal in 2015. Washington gave two months to the completion of the peaceful nuclear program of Iran, which would then be subject to sanctions.