Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo discussed over the phone on Sunday, the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold a summit of the leaders of the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council on security in the Gulf region.
“The two ministers exchanged views on the proposal of Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold a meeting of the leaders of the permanent member states of the UN Security Council in addition to Germany and Iran regarding escalation on the Iranian issue and finding ways to ensure reliable security in the region,” the Russian Foreign Ministry statement said.
Gulf, taking into account the interests of everyone.
In the conversation with Pompeo, Lavrov stressed, “Russia’s full support for Security Council Resolution 2231, which laid the international legal basis for the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action”.
Lavrov stressed that “Resolution 2231, which was adopted in 2015, is a major political and diplomatic achievement aimed at strengthening the limitation regime”.
Armament and Regional Security in the Middle East.
Additionally, Lavrov and Pompeo discussed a schedule for bilateral contacts between Washington and Moscow in the near future.
The statement indicated that the conversation was conducted at the initiative of the US side.
It is noteworthy that the Russian president proposed in the proposal to hold a meeting as soon as possible, bringing together the heads of the “five-year” “UN Security Council and the leaders of Germany and Iran”, with the aim of “preventing confrontation and escalating the situation within the UN Security Council”.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump announced that he was unlikely to support Russian President Vladimir Putin’s idea of holding an online summit on Iran before the elections.
The United States has been striving to pressure the Security Council to pass its proposal to extend the arms embargo imposed on Iran, which is scheduled to expire next October.
On Monday, Iran confirmed that any resolution submitted in the UN Security Council violates Resolution 2231 of the Council itself and is unacceptable and is a mockery of international law.