Russian Official Terms US Unilateral Sanctions against Iran “Unacceptable”

Fars News Agency reports: “Chairman of the Russian State Duma’s International Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachev dismissed the United States’ unilateral sanctions against Iran as ‘unacceptable’.

According to Iran’s embassy in Moscow, Kosachev made the remarks in a meeting with Iran’s Ambassador to Russia Mahmoud Reza Sajjadi.

US President Barack Obama has recently signed a unilateral measure that bars foreign entities engaged in the Iranian energy sector from US markets.

The Russian official also reminded the efforts made by his country to resolve Iran’s nuclear issue through diplomatic means, and said that Moscow’s pressures led to a much moderate resolution at the UN Security Council against Iran.

‘Russia had two options: opposition to the UNSC resolution, an option that could force the western states to resort to harsher and more aggressive ways outside the UN.

‘And another one was the approval of the resolution in a bid to contain the West’s moves,’ he explained.

‘And we saw the second one as a better option,’ Kosachev stressed…” (The above headline is meaningful as Russia backs Persia which changed its name to Iran in 1935 who marches with Russia in the war of the latter years and latter days – Ezekiel 38:1, 2, 5, 8, 16.)