MOSCOW, January 30. /TASS/. The West is trying to divert international attention from reviving the nuclear deal by supporting the protest movement in Iran, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated in publicized comments on the results of Moscow’s diplomacy for 2022 on Monday.
According to the ministry, "the West made statements that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear program (JCPOA) is not a priority now at all and they say that all forces should be directed to support protest activities in Iran." "All these are dirty tricks in order to shift international attention away from the process of reviving the nuclear deal and lower global pressure on Washington and its satellites on this sensitive subject," the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed.
Everything ready for relaunch
The Russian diplomatic agency stressed that the Biden administration had repeatedly vowed to return the US to the "nuclear deal" but, unfortunately, this has not yet happened. "As a result of months-long talks in what is known as the Vienna format with the involvement of all countries that participated in the development of the JCPOA, a package of solutions was put together helping to revive the full-fledged implementation of the 2015 comprehensive agreements within a rather short time period taking into account the initially coordinated parameters without additions or omissions," the diplomatic agency pointed out.
It noted that from a technical standpoint everything has long been ready in order to begin the process of resurrecting the JCPOA. "Having realized that, our American and European colleagues suddenly slowed down, trying to shift the responsibility for stalling the negotiation process onto Tehran," the ministry added.
That said, the Russian Foreign Ministry asserted that Iran had repeatedly confirmed its readiness to return to the implementation of all voluntary obligations under the JCPOA which Russia can only welcome.
Stop 'playing games'
As Russia’s official foreign policy agency noted, "we have to hope that our Western colleagues will realize the extent of the responsibility that rests on their shoulders and stop playing games and finally find the strength to come to the final agreement on relaunching the JCPOA." Russia also hopes that the UK, where recently voices calling for the revision of the stance on the nuclear deal have been growing louder, understands this as well.
"Strict observance of the JCPOA and Resolution 2231 of the UN Security Council is the only correct step on the path to peace and stability. For our part, we will continue to do everything that depends on us for the events to develop precisely along this scenario," the Russian Foreign Ministry concluded.