The situation around the Iran nuclear deal after the United States’ withdrawal from it was among the topics Russian and French Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron discussed in a telephone conversation, the Kremlin press service said on Thursday.

“Both sides stressed that the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) is a major factor in ensuring security in the Middle East and maintaining the nuclear non-proliferation regime. The sides pointed to the expediency of consolidation of efforts of all the nations interested in keeping the JCPOA in place,” the Kremlin said.

Apart from that, the presidents exchanged views on the situation in Syria and stressed “principal importance of political settlement and efforts to overcome the consequences of the armed conflict” in this Middle Eastern state.

Tags: ; ; ; ; ;