Tehran’s backtracking on the nuclear agreement was due to external pressure, according to Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov, ONA reports citing Sputnik.
Earlier in the day, the Islamic Republic announced that it would be suspending several commitments within the nuclear deal for a 60-day period, adding that it has no intention to withdraw from the agreement completely.
"We see the consequences [of rash US moves towards Iran]. Of course, Russian diplomats will continue to discuss this topic with our European partners in order to work on preserving the viability of this accord,” he told journalists.
Peskov also stressed that it is premature to talk about imposing sanctions against Tehran following its suspension of some of its obligations.
Tehran's decision to temporarily refuse to follow certain restrictions on uranium enrichment comes precisely one year after Washington announced the US' withdrawal from the nuclear deal and the re-introduction of sanctions against Iran.