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PressTV - Russian President Vladimir Putin has hailed the recent breakthrough in nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1, saying the outcome of the negotiations will positively impact the stability in the Middle East.
Putin said the July 14 conclusion of the nuclear talks in Vienna will create more security in the region.
The Russian president made the remarks during a phone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday.
“The Russian leader expressed confidence that successful implementation of the Joint [Comprehensive] Plan of Action will strengthen the regime of nuclear non-proliferation and will have a positive effect on security and stability in the Middle East,” the Kremlin said in a statement.
In mid-July, Iran and the the P5+1 group of countries - the United States, China, Russia, Britain, France and Germany - agreed upon a comprehensive text, dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in Vienna, under which Iran would curtail its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of sanctions imposed on it.
Many hailed the conclusion of the negotiations as a historic achievement for advocates of diplomacy; however, the hawkish Israeli premier insisted it was a “historic mistake.” Netanyahu has even warned that the Tel Aviv regime will not be bound by the JCPOA, which has been turned into a binding resolution by the United Nations Security Council.
However, Putin told Netanyahu that the nuclear breakthrough provided “reliable guarantees” that Iran’s nuclear program is exclusively peaceful.
For over a decade, the Israeli regime has been propagating the unsubstantiated claim that Iran is pursuing military objectives in its nuclear program. Iran has dismissed the allegations as baseless, saying its nuclear program is solely for peaceful purposes and it would not have sought atomic bombs even without the JCPOA.
Above all, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has issued a religious decree forbidding the construction and use of nuclear weapons.