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Russia Supports P5+1 Agreement against Washington’s Blackmails



Russia’s deputy to EU mentioned that Washington is “blackmailing” European countries to force Iran to modify its nuclear deal conditions. On Monday, Rex Tillerson, the Secretary of State, said that the US is sending out a group of diplomats to Europe in order to change the P5+1 agreement.

Till now UK, France, and Germany persist to respect the deal. Vladimir Chizhov, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the EU, said that “it is difficult to consider Trump’s recent statements as anything other than an attempt to blackmail the European participants in the deal.”

Since the beginning of 2018, Donald Trump’s enforcements and attacks has been increased. He has repeatedly threatened that he would pull out of the agreement unless “terrible flaws” of the deal were amended.

However, “there are no clear signs that the European members of the six-party group have changed their position,” he continued since he believes that all the countries “actively consult” with each other if they are to do anything.

According to the deal which was sealed by the US, UK, Russia, France, China and Germany, Iran should limit its nuclear energy program and in return, they will lift the economic sanctions. In the agreement, there is no referral to Iran’s ballistic-missile program. Nonetheless there is still insistence by US to modify it.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has also repeatedly confirmed Iran’s full compliance with the deal. Russia and China has warned US for several times that its interference would hurt global security. Vladimir Chizhov asked the members to defend the agreement while there is no need for amendment.

Since taking the office last year, Donald Trump made many attempts to repeal the JCPOA but was hindered by the active diplomacy of Iran and rejection of other sides of the deal.