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Kremlin emphasizes anti-Russian sanctions must be considered when discussing Iran deal

Last week, a pause was declared in the Vienna talks to revive the Iran nuclear deal

MOSCOW, March 15. /TASS/. The anti-Russian sanctions should be taken into account when restoring the Iran nuclear deal, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

"The anti-Russian sanctions affect our country’s interests in the context of this deal and in the continuation of this deal. That is why these sanctions should be taken into account and kept in mind," he emphasized.

"This is a new aspect, which cannot be left out, and it has to be considered," he stressed. "This is Russia’s position and the United States is well aware of it."

"This is not a public topic," Peskov noted. "We are stating this problem, but we cannot be absolutely public in everything that concerns the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - TASS)."

According to the Kremlin spokesman, the topic of the continuation of the talks is very important for Russia.

Sanctions and JCPOA

US Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price said on Monday that Washington was not going to make any new proposals to Russia concerning the sanctions in the context of the talks on restoring the Iran nuke deal. He stressed that the US believes that the best way to settle this problem is to return to the full implementation of the deal.

Last week, a pause was declared in the Vienna talks to revive the Iran nuclear deal.

Meanwhile, in the context of the unprecedented sanction crusade from Western nations, Moscow has requested written guarantees from Washington that the regime of trade-and-economic and investment ties under the JCPOA and Russia’s cooperation with Iran would not be affected by the current sanctions.

According to Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh, Russia’s request has been officially voiced and will be discussed by the Joint Commission of the JCPOA along with other proposals on the nuclear deal.