US President Barack Obama said Friday he was not surprised that Russia lifted its ban on supplying missile systems to Iran, despite the move coming at the height of intense international talks on Tehran`s nuclear program.
The UN nuclear watchdog said it had a "constructive exchange" with Iran this week but there was no sign of a breakthrough on aspects of its nuclear programme that the agency says Tehran has failed to fully address.
A majority of Iranian lawmakers on Sunday demanded the country`s negotiators publish a "fact sheet" on a newly agreed framework nuclear accord, while denouncing details laid out in an American version.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday again denounced the agreement between Tehran and world powers as a "bad deal" that "endangers" Israel and will leave Iran with a large nuclear infrastructure.
This week`s framework nuclear deal with Iran was also good for boosting relations between China and the United States, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a call with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
Iran`s president said on Friday that a framework for a nuclear deal was just the first step toward building a new relationship with the world, after his countrymen greeted the announcement of the accord with celebrations in the streets.