update desk

Russia insists it will counter new US sanctions on Iran

“This is a pure dictate, an attempt to impose the conditions Washington deems right on others,” said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. “This is unacceptable for us.”

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Russia is going to counter new sanctions put on Iran by the Trump administration, said Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov to reporters on Monday.

“Of course, we are discussing the U.S. policies of this kind. We have pointed to the illegitimacy of unilateral sanctions many times,” said Ryabkov as quoted by the Russian News Agency TASS.

“All this is a reflection of a wider paradigm, which now seems to be the basis for the U.S. foreign policy, and is aimed at substituting the international law and universal mechanisms of international problem-resolution with its national legislation and unilateral steps,” added the Russian official.

“This is a pure dictate, an attempt to impose the conditions Washington deems right on others,” he stated. “This is unacceptable for us. We will continue to counter this policy, particularly in cooperation with other forces in the international community.”

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that Tehran would resist sanctions “with full power,” according to Iran’s Tasnim News Agency.

Members of Iran’s parliament voiced their support for the shooting down of a U.S. drone last week and chanted on Sunday, “Down with the U.S.,” Iran’s Fars News Agency reported. Some 250 members of Iran’s parliament issued a statement on Sunday voicing full support for Iran’s action.

You have read 3 articles this month.
Register to receive full access to JNS.

Just before you scroll on...

Israel is at war. JNS is combating the stream of misinformation on Israel with real, honest and factual reporting. In order to deliver this in-depth, unbiased coverage of Israel and the Jewish world, we rely on readers like you. The support you provide allows our journalists to deliver the truth, free from bias and hidden agendas. Can we count on your support? Every contribution, big or small, helps JNS.org remain a trusted source of news you can rely on.

Become a part of our mission by donating today
Topics
Comments
Thank you. You are a loyal JNS Reader.
You have read more than 10 articles this month.
Please register for full access to continue reading and post comments.
Never miss a thing
Get the best stories faster with JNS breaking news updates