Moscow sees Trump's Iran deal comments as negative: RIA agency

FILE PHOTO: Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov sits near the Syrian national flag as he addresses a news conference in Damascus June 28, 2014. Ryabkov, on a trip to Damascus, calls for a united effort with the U.S. and Europe to combat militancy in the Middle East. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow considers comments by U.S. President Donald Trump on the nuclear deal with Iran as “extremely negative”, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in remarks carried by RIA state news agency on Saturday.

Trump gave the Iran nuclear deal a final reprieve on Friday but told European allies and Congress they had to work with him to fix “the disastrous flaws” in the pact or face a U.S. exit.

Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Edmund Blair