Moscow on Thursday, September 24 rejected the threat of US sanctions and attempts to isolate Iran, Russia intending to expand its military cooperation with Tehran after the end of a UN arms embargo.
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Russia will in no way base its policy on the basis of these aggressive and illegal demands
" from the United States, said Sergei Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister, during a meeting in Moscow with his Iranian counterpart. , Mohammad Javad Zarif.
An international embargo on the shipment of arms to Iran is due to expire on October 18 after the failure of the United States to obtain a new United Nations resolution.
The head of the American diplomacy Mike Pompeo hammered in mid-September that Washington would prevent Iran from acquiring Russian and Chinese weapons after the end of this embargo.
The United States then proclaimed that all UN sanctions against Iran were back in effect and that the arms embargo was extended.
These sanctions were lifted under the international agreement reached in Vienna in 2015 intended to limit Iran's nuclear program.
The United States invoke its status as a country "
" in this agreement, from which Washington came out with a bang in 2018, to restore the sanctions, which is contested by almost all other members of the UN Security Council and European allies.
Donald Trump's administration has also threatened to punish any country or entity that violates international sanctions that Washington believes are in effect.
Thursday, Sergey Lavrov said that these threats confirmed the fact that "
Washington wants to behave like an elephant in a porcelain store
In my opinion, the diplomatic skills of the current (American) administration are almost lost forever,
" he said, adding that discussions were nevertheless continuing on the subject between Europeans, Americans and Russians.