(Persia Digest) – Russian FM, Sergey Lavrov, said today 23 April 2018 that he is in agreement with his Chinese counterpart to block any abrogation of the Iran nuclear deal, the JCPOA, by the US.

According to TASS Russian news agency, Lavrov spoke during his trip to Beijing, saying: “We are opposed to amending the JCPOA. In our opinion, abrogating years of efforts and negotiations by the international community to reach an agreement between Iran and the P5+1 will have negative consequences.”

The Russian FM added: “Moscow and Beijing will defend the agreement which is backed by a UN resolution.”

US President, Donald Trump, has warned that he will decertify and withdraw from the JCPOA on 12 May if his intended amendments are not applied to it.

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