Russia on Tuesday vowed to stand by its ally Iran and resist attempts to promote an anti-Iranian agenda amid tensions over Tehran’s nuclear programme.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made the comments during a visit to Moscow by his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, as Iran sought to fend off criticism over granting access to sites where past nuclear activity may have occurred.

The standoff comes as a landmark deal brokered in 2015 between Iran and world powers to limit Tehran’s nuclear programme continues to unravel.

“We will be doing everything so that no one can destroy these agreements,” Lavrov told reporters after talks with Zarif.

Lavrov accused the United States of trying to “manipulate” the United Nations Security Council in order to put pressure on Iran.

Source » yahoonews