Putin says he and Macron have close positions on Iran nuclear deal – Russian Politics & Diplomacy


MOSCOW, February 8. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin said after talks with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron that their positions on the situation surrounding the Iran nuclear deal are very narrow.

“We discussed the situation surrounding the Iran nuclear deal and the restoration of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) adopted in 2015 and endorsed by United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231. We share the opinion that it is necessary to continue diplomatic efforts and promote compromise solutions in the interests of saving this important document,” he said.

“We agreed that our positions on this matter are very close, or as diplomats say, coincide,” he added.

According to the Russian leader, other current international and regional issues were also raised during talks with Macron. “We discussed the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh and noted the positive role played by the Russian peacekeepers in ensuring the ceasefire and helping to normalize peaceful life,” Putin said, adding that they underlined the important role played by the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, including this one, confirmed the solution of urgent humanitarian and socio-economic problems of the region.

He also said Macron updated him on the outcome of his recent video conference with the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as the President of the European Council.


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