Lavrov also said that because the Iranian nuclear weapons threat had now been dealt with he expected the U.S.to give up on a missile defense shield in Europe, citing U.S. President Barack Obama words during a 2009 speech in Prague that there would be no more need to create a European segment of the missile shield should a solution be found to Iran’s nuclear issue.
The deal was said to be a gesture of good will for Iran’s co-operation in the negotiations.
According to Oxu.Az, the due statement of Russian president Vladimir Putin was published on Kremlin’s website on Tuesday.
Putin began moves to improve relations with Tehran when he returned to the presidency in 2012, and redoubled those efforts when the West imposed economic sanctions on Russian Federation a year ago over its role in the Ukraine crisis.
“The world can now breathe a sigh of relief”, Putin said in a statement.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov emerged from talks in Vienna to promise Russia will be “actively participating in the practical steps for the realisations of the agreement”. Preventing the Islamic republic of Iran from building nuclear weapons is the paramount challenge of our generation.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said the deal would help “make our world a safer place” and said Iran now had a “real opportunity” to benefit from the pact economically.
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad said his key ally Iran had “achieved a historic victory” with the agreement.
Iran’s eastern neighbours were also cheered by the deal. “We are reaching an agreement that is not ideal for everybody but it is what we could accomplish and it is an important achievement for all of us”, said Zarif.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the deal would boost the regional economy. Allies of Riyadh and Tehran have fought decades of sectarian proxy wars in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Yemen.
UAE wants to see “a genuine desire for Iran to help extinguish fires devouring the region”, namely “sectarianism, extremism and terrorism”, an official said.
Paris, July 14 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday said “it’s now time for action” to implement “a serious and verifiable” nuclear agreement that Iran and the world’s six powers reached earlier in the day, his office said.