In Beijing, Russian FM vows to ‘obstruct’ US exit from nuclear deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, meeting with China’s top diplomat Wang Yi, says Moscow and Beijing will “obstruct” US efforts to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

“We are against revising these agreements, we consider it very counterproductive to try to reduce to zero years of international work carried out via talks between the six major powers and Iran,” he says in Beijing, according to Reuters.

“We will obstruct attempts to sabotage these agreements which were enshrined in a UN Security Council resolution,” adds Lavrov.

Russia and China are parties in the 2015 accord.

US President Donald Trump is threatening to tear up the 2015 agreement aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear efforts unless European capitals agree to supplement it with tougher controls on Iran’s missile program and future ability to return to nuclear fuel enrichment.

Iran is upping the rhetoric in return — with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warning Saturday that Tehran is ready to “vigorously” resume enrichment if the United States ditches the nuclear accord.

with AFP

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