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Putin, Macron reaffirm commitment to Iran nuclear deal

IANS  |  Moscow 

Russian and his French counterpart agreed on Tuesday that the two countries will continue to honour the nuclear deal despite the US exit.

During a telephone conversation, the two leaders talked among others about recent developments concerning the nuclear deal, or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, after Washington's unilateral pullout from the deal, quoted the Kremlin as saying.

"They confirmed the readiness of and to continue to comply with this agreement," it said.

During the conversation, also offered his condolences over the terrorist attack in on Saturday, the Kremlin said.

What's more, the two presidents discussed preparations for Macron's visit to on May 24-25 and coordinated the range of international and bilateral issues for their talks on the occasion, according to the statement.

They also exchanged views on the Syrian settlement, the statement said.

US said last week that the US would withdraw from the nuclear deal and impose "the highest level" of economic sanctions on Tehran, triggering a global outcry.

Iranian and Russian foreign ministers on Monday agreed that their countries will uphold the deal and called on other signatories to the deal to "defend their legitimate interest stipulated by this agreement."

The landmark agreement was signed in 2015 by Iran and the five permanent members of the Security Council -- Russia, the US, Britain, and -- plus the and



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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 02:16 IST