Russia's permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna has told Sputnik that Russia was ready to facilitate indirect contacts between Iran and the US over the JCPOA.

Iran PressEurope: Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov stated: "The EU's foreign affairs service is expected to serve as the contact point between Iran and the US, but this does not negate the possibility and necessity of contacts in other formats, without bothering the EU representative."

Ulyanov added: "We will try to facilitate talks depending on how events develop, where it is necessary. He noted that there would be no direct contact at all between Iran and US representatives." 

"Having suffered from sanctions, the Iranians are not ready for direct communication, at least at this stage," noted Ulyanov.

He underscored that Russia, as a party to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is interested in the agreement's complete restoration and is prepared to take all the necessary steps that will facilitate reaching concrete agreements.

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