Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov speaks during a news briefing in the main building of Foreign Ministry in Moscow, in this file photo taken December 15, 2008 - REUTERS
MOSCOW, Nov 13 (MENA) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has said there is no need to start a scandal after the latest incident of finding uranium particles at an undeclared site in Iran, Sputnik News Agency reported.
He noted that both Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) need to properly explain the situation.
The statement comes amid a recent row between Tehran and the atomic watchdog, after Iran prevented an IAEA inspector from entering one of its facilities, and claimed she had been carrying illegal objects to the compound.
The issue of the JCPOA’s deterioration has been on the table since May 2018, when the US withdrew from the accord, also known as the Iran nuclear deal, and re-imposed sanctions on Tehran.
Precisely one year later, Iran announced it would be suspending some of its obligations under the deal and promised to leave commitments every 2 months until the other signatories manage to save the accord.