Russian Federation urges Iran, Israel to show restraint

Russian Federation urges Iran, Israel to show restraint

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Thursday that Germany was seeking more details from the United States about possible sanctions Washington planned to impose on Iran.

"The Russian side highlighted its commitment to preserving the agreement", the statement further said.

The Kremlin meanwhile accused Trump of "veiled protectionism" by pulling out of the deal.

Russian Federation will remain a party to the global agreement on Iran's nuclear program.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov takes his seat during a joint press conference with his German counterpart following their talks in Moscow on May 10, 2018.

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Washington's five other partners in the deal have already taken turns to denounce Trump's attack on the multilateral Iran deal, vowing that they would stick to their commitments under the accord despite the USA withdrawal.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Thursday called for dialogue between Israel and Iran following Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria that marked a sharp escalation between the two enemies.

He added: "We will also have to analyze what consequences the United States' withdrawal will have for European companies and how we in Europe can react to them together". Tehran had earlier warned that it has prepared several options for responding to U.S. withdrawal.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that his country will stay in the deal with other signatories.

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