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Russian deputy FM denies talking about Iran making concessions

Moscow, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov says he has not said that Iran needs to make concessions in order to save the nuclear agreement.

'I haven't said Iran needs to make concessions whatsoever,' Ryabkov told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Tuesday evening.

Ryabkov said that Interfax News Agency had reported his remarks correctly; the only problem was the title which was exactly the opposite of what he had said.

He also said that other countries can't demand Iran to make concessions and that he believes that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is a complete and well-balanced agreement.

'Demanding such things from Iran is wrong, non-constructive and harmful; we should provide conditions to defend Iranian business activities.

'Some states try to raise issues like Iran's missile program and regional policies that were not a part f the JCPOA.'

He also said that he is worried about the fact that some countries try to renegotiate the deal, which can cause a dangerous situation.

Some Russian media had reported that Ryabkov had said that Iran needs to make some concessions to save the JCPOA, from which US President Donald Trump withdrew his country on May 8.

European countries, Russia and China have announced that they are still committed to the deal. And Iran said they will investigate to see if the JCPOA and the other signatories of the deal can still guarantee Iran's interests.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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