Lavrov confirms readiness to offer help Iran in stemming further spread of coronavirus

Lavrov confirms readiness to offer help Iran in stemming further spread of coronavirus
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed the situation concerning the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program and the Syrian settlement process over the phone on Wednesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated, APA reports citing TASS.

"[The two sides] had a meaningful conversation on pressing international issues, including the situation regarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear program and the Syrian settlement [process] from the perspective of the agreements reached by the Astana process guarantor nations," the ministry said.

Russia's top diplomat reassured his Iranian counterpart that Moscow was ready to help contain the coronavirus spread. "The Russian side offered condolences over deaths caused by the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 in Iran and confirmed readiness to offer help in stemming its further spread," the Foreign Ministry reported.

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