Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hailed Moscow over its stances against US attempts to spur the UN Security Council to act against Iran over a domestic issue.
In a meeting with his Russian counterpart in Moscow on Wednesday evening, Zarif hailed as “positive and constructive” the Russian Federation’s stances against Washington’s attempts to put forth issues related to Iran’s internal affairs at a UNSC meeting.
At an emergency session of the UNSC on January 5, held at the request of Washington, nearly all nations voiced concern that the Security Council was not the appropriate venue to discuss the unrest in Iran that broke out in late December.
Iran has witnessed rallies throughout the last week over price hikes and economic woes in some cities, but some suspicious rioters, who have been accused of being foreign-backed, have taken the protest so far by damaging public property and attacking police forces.
During the meeting in Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said it was a matter of great significance that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), stressing that Russia insists on the major role of the UN nuclear agency.
Zarif flew to Moscow on Wednesday to hold talks with his Russian counterpart before a trip to Brussels for a meeting with European diplomats on the JCPOA, the nuclear deal between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).
Source: Iranian media