G7 threatens new sanctions if Iran sends Russia ballistic missiles

SpaceWar.com reports: “G7 countries warned Iran on Friday that they will impose ‘significant’ new sanctions if Tehran transfers ballistic missiles to Russia for use in Ukraine.

‘We reiterate our call on third parties to immediately cease providing material support to Russia’s illegal and unjustifiable war of aggression against Ukraine or face severe costs,’ the group, which includes the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Canada, said in a statement.

‘Were Iran to proceed with providing ballistic missiles or related technology to Russia, we are prepared to respond swiftly and in a coordinated manner including with new and significant measures against Iran,’ the countries said.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken voiced his concerns during a visit in Vienna on Friday.

‘We’ve sent very clear messages to Iran not to do it… And I think that the concern about that eventuality — and the commitment to address it if necessary — is very real and very strong,’ he told reporters…”

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