In the interview ILNA news agency, Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Dzhagaryan said “Europe, on the one hand, says we are in favor of the JCPOA (Iran deal), but in reality, they are completely passive. For example, they say what happened to INSTEX? In our opinion, INSTEX became just a joke!”
Russia and China have criticized the three European parties to the Iran nuclear deal over a move to trigger the dispute mechanism.
Russia said that it sees no grounds to trigger the dispute mechanism, saying the activation of this mechanism may make it impossible to return to the implementation of the agreement
Asked how Iran's failure to join the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) would affect Iran-Russia relations, he said that we are interested in Iran accepts FATF but Russia has repeatedly stated its opinion, but this is an internal matter.
According to the diplomat, Russia has repeatedly urged Iran “to remain committed to deal and to remain a part of this very important international treaty.”
Asked about the consequence of the assassination Iran top commander, the Russian ambassador confirmed that we condemned the assassination of Iran's top general Qasem Soleimani and condemned the U.S. strikes as a violation of Iraq's sovereignty.
“General Suleimani's position was particularly important and Washington's step is fraught with grave consequences for regional peace and stability.”