Russia welcomes agreement on Iranian nuclear program - Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia welcomes the decisions that were reached in Vienna on July 14, aimed at resolving the situation around the Iranian nuclear program.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia welcomes the decisions that were reached in Vienna on July 14, aimed at resolving the situation around the Iranian nuclear program.

"Despite the attempts to justify forceful scenarios, the negotiators made a firm choice in favor of stability and cooperation, which will be reflected in a UN Security Council resolution," Putin said in a statement regarding the completion of the talks over the Iranian nuclear program.

The statement was posted on the Kremlin's website on July 14.

"Russia welcomes the decision reached in Vienna today, aimed at resolving the situation around the Iranian nuclear program, and the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan approved by the six mediators and Iran. We are certain that today the world sighed with great relief," the statement reads.

The comprehensive agreement is based on the solid foundation of international law, primarily, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapon and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safeguards Agreement, including the Additional Protocol, the president said.

"We have come a long way in the framework of the UN Security Council-backed negotiations involving Russia, China, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Iran and the European Union. We are satisfied that the decision they reached is based on the principle of gradualness and reciprocity our country has consistently defended at every stage of these complicated negotiations," the statement reads.

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