Russia and Saudi Arabia wish for a political settlement of the Iran nuclear issue, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov after negotiations with Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir on Wednesday, TASS reports.
"We shared our opinions on the situation regarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA] on the Iran nuclear program," Lavrov sad. "We are interested in a political and diplomatic settlement of this situation."
He confirmed the mutual interest for the "promotion of measures of confidence in the Persian Gulf area as part of the initiative that Russia proposed long ago in the form of a concept to provide security in this region."
In May, US President Donald Trump declared his country’s withdrawal from the JCPOA and promised both to revive the old sanctions and launch new ones against Tehran. Part of the American sanctions started operating overnight into August 7, having covered Iran’s automobile construction sector and the buying and selling of gold and some metals. Restrictions for oil products export will come into effect on November 5. That said, the US president repeatedly stated that he is ready for negotiations with the Iranian side to ink a new agreement.