No legal grounds for US initiative at UN Security Council: Russia, EU

Moscow, August 21, IRNA – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell had a telephone conversation about Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), adding that there is no legal ground for the US initiative at the UN Security Council on issues regarding Iran's sanctions.

The senior officials discussed chances for keeping in force the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program. 

They reaffirmed the lack of any legal grounds for the recent US initiatives at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on issues regarding the implementation of the JCPOA, which is an integral part of the UNSC Resolution 2231 which endorsed it, and in which Washington officially eliminated its participation in 2018.

 The parties exchanged ideas on certain current aspects of Russia-EU ties.

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