On Tuesday, March 15, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the US has submitted a guarantee on its ability to trade with Iran. This has been submitted as part of the ongoing talks to salvage the Iran nuclear deal.
“We received written guarantees. They are included in the text of the agreement itself on the resumption of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear program,” said Lavrov in a press conference.
Russia had earlier asked at Vienna, that US should submit a written guarantee stating that sanctions imposed on Russia will not affect its trade relations with Iran. “Russians had put this demand on the table. There is an understanding that by changing its position in Vienna talks Russia wants to secure its interests in other places. This move is not constructive for Vienna nuclear talks,” a senior official told to Reuters.
Lavrov further stated that with this written guarantee from the US, trade-investment, military & technical cooperation with Iran will not be hindered by any sanctions.