Moscow welcomes 'progress' on Iran nuclear deal

Russia's foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, says he is cautiously "optimistic" over "progress" made at negotiations to restore the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and several world powers, during his live-broadcast annual press conference. Negotiations for the Iran Nuclear deal, which began last year after the election of US President Joe Biden, were stopped in June as Iran elected ultraconservative President Ebrahim Raisi, and were only resumed again in November 2021.

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