July 18, 2019 / 3:09 PM / a month ago

Russia urges Europe to take clearer position on Iran deal

FILE PHOTO: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a meeting with United Nations Special Envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen in Moscow, Russia July 5, 2019. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged Europe on Thursday to be clearer in its position on the Iran nuclear deal that the United States quit last year.

Speaking in Germany at talks with Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, Lavrov also said Russia had growing concerns that the United States was backing away from nuclear arms control treaties.

Reporting by Christian Lowe; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Gareth Jones

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