Russia: Iran

(asked on 14th March 2022) - View Source

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent Russian demands in negotiations with Iran towards a new Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement.

Answered by
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
This question was answered on 28th March 2022

We are at the end of talks to restore the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA). There is a fair and comprehensive deal on the table which would reverse Iran's nuclear programme, return its programme to strict JCPoA limits, and restore extensive monitoring by the International Atomic Energy Agency. It would also provide economic benefit to the Iranian people.

The sanctions in place on Russia due to their unprovoked invasion of Ukraine are entirely separate to the Iran nuclear deal. We reject attempts to exploit JCPoA negotiations to obtain assurances that are separate to the JCPoA. We urge all parties to focus on rapidly concluding the deal and implementing it in full.

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