Presidents of Russia and Iran, Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani - Reuters
MOSCOW - 1 October 2019: The presidents of Russia and Iran, Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani, will meet in Yerevan on Tuesday to discuss the situation in the Strait of Hormuz and breaking the deadlock over the Iranian nuclear deal, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
"The sides will discuss tensions in the Strait of Hormuz and certainly the situation with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) [on the Iranian nuclear problem]," Tass news agency reported, quoting Peskov as saying while commenting on the talks’ agenda.
He recalled that the 60-day deadline set by Iran was expiring, prompting Tehran to take further steps to scale back its commitments under the JCPOA. "This is certainly an issue of concern. So far, all initiatives, for example by France, have failed to produce desirable results and the situation remains tense," Peskov added.