Tehran’s move to scale down implementation of the 2015 multilateral nuclear deal was a direct result of the US’ unconsidered political decisions against Iran, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman.

“The situation is serious, it was obviously provoked by decisions made in Washington,” Dmitry Peskov told journalists, commenting on Tehran’s decision to suspend a part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) “President Putin has repeatedly told that such ill-advised voluntarist steps, which lead to unreasonable pressure on Iran, would cause repercussions, we’re facing now.”

The Kremlin spokesman stressed that Russia is committed to the 2015 nuclear deal and that Russian diplomats would continue working with European partners to ensure “the viability of the agreement.”

He added that it’s too early yet to speak of possible sanctions against Iran in response to Tehran’s recent decision on the JCPOA.

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