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Russian top diplomat slams US sanctions against Iran

The United States' anti-Iranian sanctions are absolutely illegitimate and violate the United Nations Security Council's resolutions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.

'As for the United States' measures against Iran, they are absolutely illegitimate and are being taken in a flagrant violation of the United Nations Security Council resolution. And the format such measures are announced and implemented in cannot but be profoundly disappointing,' he said, quoted by Tass news agency.

Moscow believes that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) remains in effect despite the renewal of US sanctions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.

'We believe that the JCPOA remains in effect for the countries that maintain their participation in the mechanism. Following the United States' withdrawal from the JCPOA, the European countries, Russia, China and Iran itself confirmed their participation in the deal,' Lavrov pointed out.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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