Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday after meeting with his Jordanian counterpart that Iran is one of the key powers in the region, and that it would be “absolutely unrealistic” to expect it to abandon its interests.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who is on an official trip to Pyongyang, has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to visit Moscow, as Russia becomes more involved in international efforts to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
A senior figure in the North Korea was en route to the US on Wednesday, and Russia's top diplomat was preparing to visit Pyongyang as diplomatic preparations for a historic nuclear summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un gathered pace.
There is still chance for preserving the Iran nuclear deal which is the outcome of several years of negotiations, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with the Argentine newspaper Clarin.
Russia said on Wednesday that terrorists in Syria’s besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta were blocking aid and the evacuation of people who want to leave, despite Moscow’s announcement of a humanitarian corridor.
Russia said it has done its part to usher in calm in the militant-besieged Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, where it has announced a humanitarian pause, saying the ball is now in the court of militants and their supporters to make the truce in Syria work.