Lavrov: Russia will remain a party to the nuclear agreement with Iran

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"We are extremely concerned that the United States is once again acting contrary to the opinion of the majority of states and exclusively in its own narrow-minded and opportunistic interests, in flagrant violation of global law", said the Foreign Ministry statement. This was stated by Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, reports the with reference to the Expert.

"This is a very disturbing trend". Russian diplomats did not see reason for rupture.

On Wednesday the Russian leader, who has provided massive military and diplomatic backing for Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria, called the situation in the Middle East "unfortunately very acute".

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday that Moscow will seek to make sure that USA sanctions on Iran neither destroy the nuclear deal nor affect Tehran's partners.

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Israel's army said Thursday it had hit dozens of Iranian military targets around Syria in one of its largest military operations in recent years and its biggest such assault against Iranian targets.

President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. Tuesday from its participation in the landmark nuclear agreement world powers struck with Iran in 2015.

Iran has already said it would remain in the JCPOA for now, pending negotiations with the other signatories in the coming weeks before making a final decision on its future role in the pact.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that his country will stay in the deal with other signatories.