Russian and Iranian diplomats to meet in Moscow to discuss Iran nuclear deal

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and his Iranian counterpart Abbas Araghchi will meet in Moscow tomorrow to discuss the progress of the implementation of Iran’s nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), TASS reported. The two diplomats will also discuss bilateral relations.

"Top-ranking Russian and Iranian diplomats will hold consultations in Moscow on February 8 on the development of bilateral relations and on regional and international affairs. They are also expected to discuss progress in the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear program,” an informed source told TASS.

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is an international agreement concerning Iran’s nuclear program. Six international mediators - the United Kingdom, Germany, China, Russia, the United States, and France – signed the agreement in July of 2015. According to the deal, Iran must decrease its stock piles of enriched uranium and allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to monitor the country’s nuclear facilities. Economic sanctions on Iran were lifted as part of the agreement.

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