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Russia to Iran: ‘Show Restraint and Responsible Approach’


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

12th Feb, 2021. 09:42 am
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Russia on Friday urged Iranian authorities to show restraint after it started producing uranium metal.

According to the media reports, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Ryabkov said that the Putin administration fully understands the prompting reasons for uranium enrichment by Iran, however; ‘despite of this, it is necessary to show a patient approach.’

Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Ryabkov said Iran’s move demonstrated Tehran’s “determination not to put up with the current situation,” after it warned that time was running out for US President Joe Biden’s administration to save the agreement.

Ryabkov’s remarks came as Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard on Thursday began a ground forces drill near the Iraqi border

The exercise is called “Great Prophet 16” and is being carried out in the southwestern part of the country.

Drones and helicopters will also be used during the exercise. Iran’s armed forces have stepped up military exercises in recent months.

The military action is intended to put pressure on US President Joseph Biden. He has announced that Iran will rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal but has made it a condition that Iran is given a high level of uranium before that.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during his republic day message this week warned new American leadership of unpredictable consequences if failed to live up to commitments under the nuclear deal.

Zarif said that new Biden administration has to return to compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement because Washington is the party that abandoned the deal and violated its terms.

He said, “With the new Biden Administration there is an opportunity to try a new approach, but the current window is fleeting.

The Iranian FM said that,Soon my government will be compelled to take further action in response to the American and European dismal failure to live up to their commitments under the nuclear deal.

Back in 2018, US President Donald Trump dramatically withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal and reimposed crippling economic sanctions on Tehran.

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