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    Russia, Iran Deputy Foreign Ministers Discuss Tehran Nuclear Deal Implementation

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    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov and his Iranian counterpart Abbas Araghchi have held negotiations on the implementation of a historic nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Russian Embassy in Iran said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The meeting was also attended by Russia's Ambassador to Iran Levan Dzhagaryan.

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    In July 2015, the JCPOA was reached between Iran and six international mediators, including the United States, to ensure the peaceful nature of the country's nuclear program.

    In January 2016, Iran’s compliance with the terms of the JCPOA, verified by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), allowed for a large part of the international anti-Iranian sanctions to be lifted, including the deprivation of access to frozen assets, ban on purchasing passenger planes, and sale of oil and coal.

    However, the new US administration imposed a new round of sanctions against Iran in February 2017 over its January medium-range ballistic missile test. Additionally, on April 19, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accused the Iranian government of sponsoring terrorism and announced a JCPOA review, ordered by the US president, that could potentially dissolve the agreement, while at the same time confirming that Iran was fulfilling its obligations under the JCPOA.

    On June 29, UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman said Iran continued to comply with the UN Security Council resolution aimed at ensuring that Tehran’s nuclear program serves peaceful purposes.

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