Ryabkov: Moscow urged Washington “not to fix something that works” in the deal on Iran


MOSCOW, October 15. /TASS/. Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Ryabkov believes that the United States should be addressed to the adage “don’t fix what works.” He stated this on Sunday, TASS in connection with statements of U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson about the possibility of “amending” and to develop a secondary agreement on the Iranian nuclear program.

“There is an American proverb that colleagues from overseas is often used in such situations: “do Not fix what works,” he said. – So now I would like to address my colleagues in the United States.”

The Deputy head of the Russian foreign Ministry drew attention to the repeated signals from Washington “in favor of the so-called improvements to existing agreements and the possibility of developing add-ons to him.” “This is probably not the way you want to go, because the existing instruments are working very well, – said Ryabkov. – Iran has fully implemented all its commitments, what can be said about the United States.” “Here to improve, probably, it is necessary implementation of existing agreements the American side,” he added.

Russia in contacts with Iran in the near future will emphasize the importance of maintaining the nuclear deal was announced by Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs.

“We are in contacts with colleagues from Iran, of course, we will emphasize the desirability and importance of maintaining SVPD [Joint comprehensive plan of action] in the form in which it was enclosed, and the importance of its full implementation, – said the diplomat. I’m not ready to name concrete names and dates, but we will definitely in the near future these topics to discuss.”

According to Ryabkov, “by and large, they [the Iranians] threw the ball on the American side.”

Earlier on Sunday, U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said that Washington would continue to work with partners on a Joint comprehensive plan of action aimed at resolving the crisis around the nuclear program of Tehran, and will try to come to a second agreement that is devoid of flaws.

On October 13th President of the United States Donald trump outlined a new strategy of Washington towards Tehran. The United States, according to her, will confront “destabilizing influence” of Iran, and also intend to urge the international community to unite to put pressure on the Case “guards of Islamic revolution” (elite units of the armed forces of Iran). The American President refused to confirm the implementation of Tehran agreement on nuclear program and promised to work to change it.

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif stated that “no one will trust any us administration in any long-term negotiations,” if the United States refuses from SVPD. The speaker of the Majlis (Parliament) of Iran Ali Larijani on Sunday recalled that the International atomic energy Agency (IAEA) eight times officially announced the commitment of Iran to this agreement. According to Larijani, trump “not only adheres to international agreements, but also demonstrates disrespect for the UN.”

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