FILE PHOTO: Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) shakes hands with China’s top diplomat State Councillor Wang Yi during a news conference in Moscow. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

 – Russia said on Saturday that it wanted written guarantees from the United States that sanctions on Russia would not damage its cooperation with Iran under a 2015 nuclear deal with global powers that Tehran and Washington are seeking to revive.

“We need a guarantee that these sanctions will not in any way touch the regime of trade-economic and investment relations which is laid down in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters.

“We have asked for a written guarantee … that the current process triggered by the United States does not in any way damage our right to free and full trade, economic and investment cooperation and military-technical cooperation with the Islamic Republic.”

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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