Sergei Ryabkov Photo: Dmitry Lebedev / Kommersant
Russia opposed the extension of American sanctions against Iran. This was stated by Russian Deputy foreign Ministry Sergei Ryabkov, RIA Novosti reported.
“Any extension of the UN arms embargo against Iran can not be, it expires in October 2020,” he stressed. According to Ryabkov, this is a special mode that should disappear after five years.
It was a response to statements by U.S. Secretary of state Michael Pompeo, who told about the intention to extend the embargo against the Islamic Republic during a conversation on air Fox News. “We can’t allow that in six months Iran bought conventional weapons and is ready to use all of our diplomatic capabilities, in order to ensure its preservation in the UN security Council”, — he stressed.
January 23, Washington has extended sanctions against Tehran. In 2018, the US unilaterally withdrew from the deal on Iran’s nuclear program and imposed sanctions against the Islamic Republic. The administration of us President Donald trump said about the need to cut exports of Iranian oil to zero, and to impose sanctions against the country.
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