Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel discuss Iran nuclear deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel discuss Iran nuclear deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to galvanize work in the Normandy format during a telephone conversation, the Kremlin press service reported.

"Iran has always sought to reduce tensions in the region, trying to strengthen security and stability", Rouhani told Merkel in a phone call, according to a statement on the website of Iran's presidency.

Merkel has previously said Germany and its European partners would "do everything" to ensure Iran remains in the landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Russian Federation in the coming days as part of a diplomatic tour taking in Brussels and Beijing, his spokesman said yesterday.

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"This breaks the trust in the worldwide order."Although the deal was far from ideal and many issues still remain unresolved, the USA withdrawal is a cause of great concern and regret, " she said in the Western German city of Muenster".

Meanwhile, the EU's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, is due to host a meeting of the German, French, and British foreign ministers on May 15 in Brussels to discuss the accord.

US President Donald Trump this week defied the wishes of world powers when he announced that Washington would withdraw from the historic nuclear accord and impose new sanctions on Tehran.

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