Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, exchanged views on the proposal of Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold a meeting of the leaders of the “five” of the UN Security Council, Germany and Iran. This was reported by the Russian Foreign Ministry.
“The heads of the foreign ministries exchanged views on the proposal of the President of the Russian Federation Putin to hold a meeting of the leaders of the permanent members of the UN Security Council, Germany and Iran in connection with the escalation of discussions on the Iranian issue to find ways to ensure reliable security in the Persian Gulf zone, taking into account concerns of all interested parties”, – the message says.
Also, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry reaffirmed Russia’s commitment to UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which created the international legal basis for the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan for the settlement around the Iranian nuclear program (JCPOA).
“The Russian side reaffirmed its full support for UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which created an international legal basis for the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for the settlement around the Iranian nuclear program (JCPOA). Lavrov stressed that the conclusion of this agreement in 2015 was a major political and diplomatic achievement aimed at strengthening the nuclear nonproliferation regime and regional security in the Middle East region”, – the statement said.
Lavrov and Pompeo also discussed a schedule of bilateral contacts between Moscow and Washington for the near future.
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“The schedule of bilateral contacts for the near future was also discussed”, – the Foreign Ministry added.