TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi and Bolivian President Evo Morales exchanged views about a range of issues, including ways to boost the bilateral relations between the two countries.

In the meeting in Bolivia on Monday, Sarmadi handed over Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s letter to Morales on Washington’s unilateral and illegal move to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

He further described the JCPOA as an international accord and stressed the need for the international community to stand against the US government’s policy of unilateralism.

On May 8, the US president pulled his country out of the JCPOA, which was achieved in Vienna in 2015 after years of negotiations among Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).

The Bolivian president, for his part, praised Iran’s fight against the US hegemony and said he has common views with his Iranian counterpart on many issues.

Morales further voiced his country’s support for the Islamic Republic in political and international arenas.