Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Wednesday that talks between Tehran and Moscow on the prospects of implementing Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) are underway.
According to the Russian News Agency Sputnik International, talks continue between the two sides in the light of recent presidential election in the United States, Araqchi said.
“Sure, with Russia we have contacts and consultations at almost all levels. I recently visited Moscow, met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov, my colleague,” the Iraian official said.
“We exchanged views on different aspects of JCPOA implementation, especially in the aftermath of the new developments in the United States. We are in contacts with them at the expert level as well. Our ministers meet frequently. Last time they met in Munich. So with Russia we have excellent cooperation,” Araqchi added.
The nuclear agreement signed in July 2015 by Iran and the P5+1 group of countries comprising China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, plus Germany stipulates that Tehran must maintain a peaceful nature of its nuclear program in exchange for international sanctions relief.