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Iran doesn't recognize "unilateral sanctions" against Russia: ministry

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 09:13, April 26, 2022

TEHRAN, April 25 (Xinhua) -- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Monday that Iran does not recognize "unilateral sanctions" against Russia, official news agency IRNA reported.

As a country targeted with unilateral sanctions for many years, Iran cannot recognize such similar sanctions and embargoes against other countries, Khatibzadeh said at a weekly press conference.

Stressing that Iran is not a proponent of war, he urged dialogues and diplomacy to end the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis.

The Iranian spokesman also said the United States invaded Iraq "on the basis of a lie" but no country sanctioned Washington.

"The United States cannot be the police, the judge, the jury, and everything in the world," the spokesman noted.

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