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Turkish, Russian Prez discuss JCPOA over phone

Ankara [Turkey], May 11 : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, over a phone call, discussed the prospects of the Iran nuclear deal on Thursday.

This comes after the US withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on May 8.
Both the leaders reached a consensus that the JCPOA is a diplomatic success that must be safeguarded, Sputnik reported.

They reached this conclusion as JCPOA according to them is vital for international and regional security, as well as for global nonproliferation.

Earlier, Erdogan described the US decision as a mistake and said Ankara would never accept it.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday, in a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the remaining parties of the JCPOA must compensate for the US pullout from the agreement.

United States President Donald Trump earlier this week announced the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. He called the deal as "defective" adding that Washington would reinstate sanctions against the Islamic republic.

The Iran nuclear deal was signed between six countries in 2015 - Iran, US, Britain, Germany, Russia, France and China for lifting economic sanctions on Tehran in exchange for limitations to the country's nuclear programme.

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