News ID: 256786
Published: 0939 GMT August 03, 2019

Iran slams US sanctions on Russia

Iran slams US sanctions on Russia

Iran’s Foreign Ministry denounced the new sanctions that the US has imposed on Russia as an act of economic terrorism.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi condemned Washington’s new sanctions on Moscow in a statement issued on Friday, according to

"The Americans' insanity in extreme use of economic terrorism and unlawful and unilateral punishments against countries that do not think and behave like them is a failed trick that has lost its efficiency and will definitely have no result for that country," the ministry’s website,, quoted Mousavi as saying.

His comments came after US President Donald Trump imposed new sanctions against Russia over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in the UK in March 2018.

The fresh sanctions ban US banks from providing loans to Russia, and Washington will also be opposing any loan extension to Moscow by international institutions.

Russia's Foreign Ministry said it regretted the latest US move.


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