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Lavrov Says Russia To Do 'Everything Possible' To Preserve Iran Nuke Deal

Lavrov Backs Iranian Deal, Swipes At Ukraine And Kosovo GRAB

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has vowed Russia will do "everything possible" to preserve the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal despite the U.S. withdrawal.

Speaking to the UN General Assembly on September 28, Lavrov denounced U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the deal that curbs Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

Lavrov called the U.S. move a violation of UN resolutions and a threat to regional stability.

Lavrov Backs Iranian Deal, Swipes At Ukraine And Kosovo
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Lavrov also denounced what he said were "baseless accusations" of Russian interference in foreign affairs and criticized U.S. policies in Iran, Syria, and Venezuela.

Lavrov accused unnamed forces of "endeavors to undermine democratically elected governments," in an apparent reference to U.S. and EU support for Russia's neighbors and the Syrian opposition.

Russia has denied widespread evidence tying it to meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a nerve agent attack in Britain and other actions abroad.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP