Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif smile during their meeting in Moscow on May 14, 2018. / AFP / POOL / MAXIM SHEMETOV
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on a visit to Moscow Monday he was seeking "assurances" from the backers of the country's nuclear deal after the United States pulled out.The three European allies and Russia are trying to keep the landmark 2015 accord alive in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision, pushing Moscow into rare cooperation with Europe.Zarif's diplomatic tour took him to Beijing, which also supports the nuclear accord, and will see him visit Brussels later in the week, as the backers of the agreement scramble to save it.Trump's decision has angered Washington's allies in Europe as well as China and Russia.
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