Russia's Foreign Ministry condemns reintroduction of U.S. sanctions on Iran

 Russia's Foreign Ministry condemns reintroduction of U.S. sanctions on Iran

Russia's Foreign Ministry commented on the reintroduction of U.S. unilateral sanctions against Iran.

"We are deeply disappointed by U.S. steps to reimpose its national sanctions against Iran," the Russian foreign ministry says in a statement, posted on its website.

The ministry added it will do "everything necessary" to save the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and protect its shared economic interests with Tehran.

"We are taking appropriate measures on a national level to protect [our] trade and economic co-operation with Iran. We also continue to develop on joint solutions together with other participants of the [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] aimed at the preservation and expansion of international trade and financial co-operation with Iran," the foreign ministry said. "We believe that this work is in line with the interests of the international community."

Moscow accused the U.S. of trying to disrupt the Iran deal after its unilateral exit from it. "That is a glaring example of Washington’s continued practice of violating UNSC resolution 2231 and its trampling on international law," the foreign ministry said. 

The ministry urged the international community not to allow a significant achievement like the Iran deal to be "sacrificed to American attempts to settle scores with Iran on issues unrelated to the JCPOA."

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