Russian Foreign Ministry slams U.S. sanctions against Iran as illegal

Russian Foreign Ministry slams U.S. sanctions against Iran as illegal

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov commented on the decision by the U.S. to continue the policy of sanctions against Iran.

"We are deeply convinced that any unilateral sanctions as a foreign policy tool are illegal," TASS cited him as saying.

"They are in violation of international law norms, serving as a tool of imposing will, de facto diktat and other manifestations of hegemonic policy," the diplomat said, noting that "this refers to Iran and other world regions."

Although the Americans realized that these sanctions "have not yielded any result" of late, they still "stick to this policy," which is doomed to failure and is unlikely to make U.S. foreign policy successful," Ryabkov concluded.

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