TEHRAN, November 22 (Itar-Tass) — Iran hails Russia’s efforts to settle the Iranian nuclear problem, the spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ramin Mehmanparast, told a news briefing in Tehran on Tuesday.
“Iran from the very beginning hailed Russia’s plan for the incremental solution of the Iranian nuclear problem. This plan and Russia’s other efforts are evidence of good intentions and the real wish to solve the problem,” the diplomat said.
According to Mehmanparast, Iran and Russia are holding consultations on the “Lavrov plan.” Its details were discussed when the Deputy Secretary of the Supreme Council of National Security of Iran, Ali Bageri-Kyani, paid a visit to Moscow recently.
In July, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov put forward an initiative for reciprocal moves in order to solve the Iranian nuclear problem. “We believe it will be important to respond to every concrete step by Iran with a reciprocal move in the form of freezing and in the future, decreasing the amount of sanctions,” the Russian foreign minister said.