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Russia firmly slams US sanctions against Iran

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Wed / 17 October 2018 / 16:42

Tehran (ISNA) - Moscow firmly opposes expansion of the US sanctions against Tehran as it appears that Washington takes every opportunity to exert pressure on countries it dislikes, Russian deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told Sputnik.

The US Treasury on Tuesday announced fresh sanctions on Bank Mellat and Mehr Eqtesad Bank and other companies linked to investment, commodities and engineering.

"Regardless of for what reasons, under what pretexts and against which countries the United States imposes its unilateral sanctions, we firmly oppose it. The unacceptability of unilateral extraterritorial sanctions as a foreign policy tool has been and remains the core of our position. We see that Washington respects no limits in the pursuit of exerting pressure on countries it dislikes, including Iran," Ryabkov said.

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