“Both leaders, pointing out at the fallacy of this decision, stressed that the JCPOA is a diplomatic success that must be safeguarded”.
Erdogan told Rouhani that Turkey supports the preservation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the sources said. Despite strong protests and last-minute lobbying by his European partners, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that Washington would withdraw from the historic nuclear accord.
“It was stressed that the conservation AGREEMENT is crucial to worldwide and regional security and global non-proliferation regime”.
The sides also confirmed “Russia and Turkey’s determination for further cooperation with other participants of the Plan of Action and for coordination of measures in this context”, the statement reads.
Mr Putin and Mr Erdogan also talked about the Syrian peace process as well as the logistics surrounding their future bilateral projects.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin agreed during a Thursday telephone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the United States was wrong to withdraw from the worldwide nuclear accord with Iran, a Turkish government source told Reuters.
The decision of the US President Donald Trump to exit the nuclear deal will lead to the re-imposition of American sanctions that had been suspended in 2015, including financial restrictions which made it extremely hard for global companies to do business with or in Iran.
Instead Mr Trump will reinstate sanctions on Iran.
Resolution 2231 was adopted by the UNSC in July 2015 to endorse the JCPOA, which obliged the United States as one of the seven signatories to the deal to remove nuclear-related sanctions against Iran in response to Tehran’s agreement to curb its nuclear activities.
Acting ahead of a May 12 deadline, Trump opted not to extend sanctions relief on Iran, re-imposing nuclear-related economic penalties on the Islamic republic.
He described the JCPOA as a seven-party agreement approved by the United Nations, adding “unfortunately, the USA government unilaterally withdrew from this global agreement, and we expect all world leaders to condemn this move”.
The deal had been negotiated between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States – plus Germany.
Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, will travel to Moscow on May 14 to meet Russian Federation for further talks.