Russia: U.S. sanctions on Iran are illegitimate

Israel National News reports: “Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that the sanctions reimposed by the US on Iran were not legitimate, Reuters reported.

His comments came a day after the latest US sanctions against Iran came into effect. This is the second round of sanctions against the Islamic Republic since President Donald Trump withdrew in May from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

The second round of sanctions hit oil exports, shipping and banking. Eight temporary waivers to the ban on Iranian oil imports were issued to China, India, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey.

Lavrov said on Tuesday that Moscow, itself a target of separate US sanctions, expected there would be ways to pursue economic cooperation with Iran despite the reimposition of sanctions…”

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