Russia says it will boost military-technical cooperation with Iran once international arms embargo on Tehran are lifted following successful talks on the Iranian nuclear deal, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Friday, Sputnik news reports.
“Following the cancellation of the arms embargo, this cooperation will be implemented and will grow in time,” Ryabkov told reporters in Moscow, adding that there were prospects for a close cooperation with Iran in the nuclear energy sector, according to the report.
“As a result of potential nuclear deal with Iran, no similar precedents, which could affect the regime of non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, should take place in the international system,” Ryabkov stated, according to the report.
The diplomat said that the deal shouldn’t be used as a reference point in similar situations, as well as it shouldn’t lead to large-scale inspections and monitoring.
Ryabkov said that the `world is not going to end’ if the talks on the Iranian nuclear program result in failure by the deadline, but negotiations should not be dragged out endlessly.
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