Moscow hopes Iran won’t quit nuclear deal, expects US to fulfill obligations, Lavrov

Moscow hopes that Tehran will not quit the nuclear program agreement and that Washington will not violate its obligations under that document, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday.

“As for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s statement to the effect Iran might quit the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, I do hope that this will not happen,” TASS quoted Lavrov as saying.

“I also hope that the US will not violate its commitments to the Joint Plan, either.” He also said that “unilateral sanctions are essentially illegitimate” and they “may upset and undermine” a balance which was achieved on the Iranian nuclear program.