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Lavrov: US Stance on Iran Nuke Aggravates Existing Problems

16.10.2017 15:49

Lavrov: US Stance on Iran Nuke Aggravates Existing Problems
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov believes that the US approach to pressing nuclear issues, such as Iran nuclear deal and North Korea's nukes, only worsen the existing problems in the world.

The US position on the nuclear deal with Iran — the country's actual withdrawal from the agreement — and threats of a military solution in the situation with North Korea cause great concern, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday.

"The loss of mutual trust causes deep concern… Unfortunately, these negative trends have only been exacerbated by the US decision to actually withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear program and as a result of Washington's threats to solve the Korean Peninsula's problem by military means," Lavrov said.

"Two years ago, an agreement was reached on the Iranian nuclear program, and it was approved by the UN Security Council, the whole world welcomed it. Now Washington is withdrawing from it, this is again the problem of negotiability as a foreign policy value," Lavrov said.

He added that the US decision on Iran showed their unreliability and, thus, there is no reason for North Korea to negotiate with them.

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