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Zarif visits Russia, China to save nuclear deal

IANS  |  Moscow 

Iranian reached on Monday as part of a series of international diplomatic meetings aimed at saving the nuclear deal following the withdrawal of the US.

will be discussing the agreement with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, reported.

Before Russia, was in where he stressed the importance of keeping the pacts, which were signed in 2015 with the aim of both halting Tehran's nuclear ambitions and stimulating the country's economy.

Zarif met his Chinese counterpart who reiterated Beijing's support for the deal. "will take an objective, fair and responsible attitude, keep communication and cooperation with all parties concerned and continue to work to maintain the deal," Wang said on Sunday, adding the agreement was "hard-earned".

According to Russia's news agency, and Zarif will discuss the "possibility of preserving the nuclear deal" as previously stated its strong support for the agreement.

US announced on May 8 that the country would be withdrawing from the accord, which was signed under former Barack Obama, saying it was "defective at its core".

Trump also said he planned to reintroduce the highest level of economic sanctions on

But other countries around the world, including Germany, France, and the UK, have said they would like to keep the original deal, known as the (JCPOA), in place.



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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 19:28 IST