|French President Emmanuel Macron (right) and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 28, 2019. (Photo: AFP / VNA)
Russian President’s assistant Kremlin Aide Yury Ushakov said that Russia and France share the common tasks of preserving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
He noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron are scheduled to meet on August 19 at the Bregancon fort off France’s Mediterranean coast to discuss the JCPOA.
Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the UN-endorsed JCPOA in May 2018 and imposed the toughest ever sanctions against Iran in line with his administration’s “maximum pressure” policy against Tehran.
The remaining parties, particularly the European sides, have so far failed to honor their commitments since the U.S. returned sanctions and imposed new ones.