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Russia Calls Trump’s Stance on Iran Deal ‘Very Worrying’

  • Russia will defend accord, Iran is in compliance, Lavrov Says
  • Trump called nuclear pact embarassment to U.S. in UN speech
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Trump Says Iran Nuclear Deal Is 'Embarrassment' to U.S.

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Russia branded U.S. President Donald Trump’s hostility toward the Iranian nuclear agreement as “very worrying,” vowing to do everything it can to protect the pact.

“We will defend this document, this consensus, which was met with relief by the entire international community and strengthened both regional and international security,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters in New York Tuesday after meeting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.