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World Russia will not support US bid to change Iran nuclear deal: Lavrov

11:51  15 january  2018
11:51  15 january  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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“ We will not support what the United States is trying to do, changing the wording of the agreement, incorporating things that will Lavrov suggested Pyongyang would look at how Iran had been treated by Washington and wonder if any deal it did with the United States on its own missile and nuclear

Lavrov spoke days after US President Donald Trump said he would waive nuclear sanctions against Iran for the last time to give Washington and its European allies a chance to fix the “terrible flaws” of the 2015 nuclear deal . “ We will not support what the United States is trying to do, changing the

a man wearing a suit and tie: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov enter a hall during a meeting in Moscow © REUTERSAlexander Zemlianichenko/Pool Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov enter a hall during a meeting in Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday Moscow will not support attempts by Washington to modify the Iran nuclear deal.

Lavrov spoke days after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would waive nuclear sanctions against Iran for the last time to give Washington and its European allies a chance to fix the "terrible flaws" of the 2015 nuclear deal.

"We will not support what the United States is trying to do, changing the wording of the agreement, incorporating things that will be absolutely unacceptable for Iran," Lavrov told a news conference in Moscow.

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“ We will not support what the United States is trying to do, changing the wording of the agreement, incorporating things that will Lavrov suggested Pyongyang would look at how Iran had been treated by Washington and wonder if any deal it did with the United States on its own missile and nuclear

Lavrov spoke days after US President Donald Trump said he would waive nuclear sanctions against Iran for the last time to give Washington and its European allies a chance to fix the “terrible flaws” of the 2015 nuclear deal . “ We will not support what the United States is trying to do, changing the

Russia's top diplomat, who stressed that Russia will work to preserve the existing Iran nuclear deal, also warned that the agreement's collapse could be detrimental to dialogue with North Korea.

"If the deal is put aside and Iran is told, 'you keep up with your obligations or we will impose sanctions again', then you have to put North Korea in its place," Lavrov said.

"They are being promised that sanctions will be lifted if they give up their nuclear program. They will give it up, but no one will lift the sanctions against Pyongyang."

(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber, Editing by William Maclean)

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