Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the Sidelines of the Sochi Summit (Excerpts)

November 22, 2017

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Related Country: 

  • Russia

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran described bilateral, regional and international relations and cooperation between Tehran and Moscow, especially in resolving crises and strengthening peace and sustainable regional stability, positive and growing, stressing development of ties and consultation in various fields.


Stating that Iran is ready to promote cooperation with Russia on peaceful nuclear activities, Dr Rouhani said: “Violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is not in the interest of any of the negotiating parties. The Islamic Republic of Iran, as it has repeatedly stated, will never be the first one to violate it, but it will not remain silent about its violation”.

“The JCPOA is a multilateral and international agreement and its full implementation and consolidation by the parties is necessary and in the interests of all,” continued the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.


Putin welcomed the continuation of peaceful nuclear cooperation, referring to the need to consolidate and fully implement the JCPOA, and said: "The JCPOA is an important international agreement and its violation by a government is unacceptable for us".