Former U.S. President Donald left the deal in 2018 under his «maximum pressure» campaign against Iran and returned the sanctions that had been lifted under the agreement and added new ones under different labels.
And now Washington and American media outlets have been throwing accusations against Moscow that it is trying to prevent the conclusion of an agreement by making last-minute demands.
Meeting with Amir Abdollahian in Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov however said that Russia, contrary to the U.S. claim, would not be the party to prevent the conclusion of an agreement.
Moscow, instead, would keep up its constructive approach towards the collective efforts that are being made towards the purpose, he added.
Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia's permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna, said in tweet on Tuesday that:
- we observe a lot of speculations regarding ‘last-minute Russia’s demands at the final stage of the Vienna talks which allegedly block the agreement on restoration of JCPOA
- This is a lie, as I tweeted a number of times over the last week
- Some demands were accepted, by the way
The talks started in April 2021.