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Lavrov: Moscow opposes US sanctions against Iran

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, May 23, IRNA -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that his country is against the US unilateral sanctions against Iran.

"We are against the US one-sided sanctions against Iran which are not with the frameworks of the UN decisions,” said Lavrov in a press conference."

The proposed U.S. sanctions "are not aimed at combating possible risks of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction but in fact their real aim is economic strangulation of Iran," he said at a briefing after talks with his Sri Lankan counterpart.

He expressed hope this extremist act by the American lawmakers will be met with a ... responsible approach by the US administration and the U.S. president," said Lavrov, warning the sanctions would undermine unity among nations favoring diplomacy in Iran's nuclear issue.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 1019078

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