"The Russian side underscored its commitment to preserving the agreement", the statement said, emphasizing that Russia holds "interests of ensuring bilateral cooperation" with Iran.
France's foreign minister on Thursday condemned the United States for re-imposing sanctions against foreign companies trading with Iran, labelling the move "unacceptable" in comments that expose the deepening rift between Washington and its European allies on the issue.
The Iran nuclear deal should be preserved despite the US decision to withdraw from it, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday.
The tensions between Israel and Iran escalated after Israel released documents revealing Iran's nuke program earlier this month, and U.S. President Donald Trump's highly controversial withdrawal from the historic Iran nuclear treaty.
Moscow and Tehran will continue to cooperate on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran´s nuclear programme after the USA pulled out of the deal, Russia´s foreign ministry said Thursday.
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Asked if the meeting could still fall through, Trump acknowledged that it was all temporary until a deal was reached. Speaking in Rome, Ms Mogherini said: "I am particularly anxious by the announcement tonight of new sanctions".
Another sponsor of the agreement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, has used the U.S. withdrawal to suggest that Europe must learn to be more self-sufficient.
"Trade increase between [Russia and Iran]", the source said, commenting on the potential consequences of the USA withdrawal.
He told Zarif that Japan will continue to support the Iran nuclear deal. The rest comes from voluntary payments by member countries.
Official Moscow hopes that Iran and Israel will show restraint.
Trump pulled out of the 2015 pact and promised to reinstate USA sanctions because he does not believe that the agreement prevents Iran from getting atomic weapons.