Russia rejects further Iran sanctions

“Additional sanctions are completely counterproductive, they are already adopted not only by the Security Council, but by some states, which we think undermines our collective actions,” Lavrov said on Wednesday.

He made the comments during an official visit to China and after Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao in Beijing.

The West led by the United States has imposed sanctions against Iran, accusing Tehran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear energy program.

Iran has repeatedly dismissed the Western allegations, arguing that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it has every right to pursue nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

Lavrov’s remarks came as Moscow is preparing to host the latest round of multifaceted talks, which mainly focuses on Tehran’s nuclear energy program, between Iran and the P5+1 group — the US, Russia, China, Britain, and France plus Germany — on June 18 and 19.

Iran and the P5+1 wrapped up their latest round of comprehensive talks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad after two days of negotiations.


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