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Iran foreign minister in Moscow as Russian Federation moves to save nuclear deal

Iran foreign minister in Moscow as Russian Federation moves to save nuclear deal

Future of the Iran nuclear deal following the United States' withdrawal was in focus of a meeting between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and EU Ambassador to Russia Markus Ederer, the Russian foreign ministry said on Monday, TASS reports.

Europe sought on Tuesday to find a way to save the Iran nuclear deal without the United States but was short on details about how the accord could survive the reimposition of USA sanctions ordered by President Donald Trump.

As he arrived in Beijing, Zarif said Tehran was "ready for all option [s]", according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

He added that Iran aims to protect the interests of its people. "Our talks (with the E3) will continue in the next two weeks", he said, referring to Britain, France and Germany.

The deal's proponents say it is crucial to forestalling a nuclear Iran and preventing wider war in the Middle East. Britain, France and Germany say they are willing to address Trump's concerns but that the nuclear deal is the best way to prevent Tehran from obtaining an atomic weapon.

TEHRAN: 's foreign minister on Monday released a letter he sent to the secretary general accusing the U.S. of "a complete disregard for worldwide law" over its withdrawal from the nuclear deal.

However, US President Donald Trump, a long-time critic of the agreement, on Tuesday defied last-ditch efforts by European allies and announced Washington's withdrawal from the deal.

Trump hit back Saturday evening, tweeted that the accord had failed to contain Iran's militarism.

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"It's really annoying that the Iranian government is never blamed for the really bad decisions they have taken lately concerning business, and only the sanctions are blamed", she said.

"We are waiting now for how the decision-makers in the European Union will react".

Johnson and Mogherini said those issues would be discussed at another time.

"We want to be sure that companies are protected from the American sanctions and Iran benefits from the dividends, "he said. They will never abandon the United States for us", said housewife Poormoslem at a protest against Trump on Friday".

The announcement by Donald Trump that the USA would pull out of the agreement came with the restoration of sanctions against Tehran, including six individuals and three companies it claims are funnelling millions of dollars to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard's elite Quds Force.

Al Jazeera's Zein Basravi, reporting from Tehran, said Zarif's tour was an attempt to "salvage the nuclear deal and keep it on life support".

"Unfortunately once again we see that Washington is trying to revise key worldwide agreements as it happens to Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as it happens to Jerusalem (al-Quds) problem and a number of other agreements", the top Russian diplomat said.