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Putin, Erdogan Say US Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal ’A Mistake’

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, discussed the US withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal in a phone conversation, agreeing that US President Donald Trump's decision was wrong.

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The two leaders discussed the US move on the phone on Thursday and "pointed out that it was a mistake," a source in Erdogan's administration told RIA-Novosti.

The two presidents also shared the opinion that "the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA] is a diplomatic success, which must be preserved," it added.

The official release on the Kremlin website said the two leaders discussed the American exit from the deal and the deal's importance, but it did not specifically mention any condemnation.

According to the source, Erdogan and Putin also expressed concern over the recent escalation of tensions in Syria, as the Zionist entity carried out a massive airstrike against Syrian territories early on Thursday.

Earlier in the day, Erdogan told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the phone that he thought that the US decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal was wrong, and stressed that the accord must be maintained.

The JCPOA deal, signed by Iran and P5+1 powers [China, France, Russia, the UK, the US, plus Germany] in 2015 after years of negotiations, saw international sanctions on Tehran lifted in exchange for Iran curbing its controversial nuclear program.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team