May 28, 2018 / 3:06 PM / in 6 months

India wants Iran nuclear deal partners to engage after U.S. pullout

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj walk after a photo opportunity in New Delhi, India, May 28, 2018. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India wants nations that are party to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to engage constructively with Tehran, a government statement said, after the withdrawal of the United States from the pact.

The statement was issued after a meeting of Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj with her Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif.

The statement said parties involved in the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, “should engage constructively for peaceful resolution of the issues that have arisen with respect to the agreement”.

Reporting by Nidhi Verma; Editing by Edmund Blair

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