21 Sep 2020 21:42

Russia, Iran to continue military-technical cooperation despite Washington's counteraction - Russian senator Dzhabarov

MOSCOW. Sept 21 (Interfax) - Russia will continue military-technical cooperation with Iran despite United States President Donald Trump's executive order to allow punishing foreign states for supplying arms to Tehran, first deputy head of the Federation Council Foreign Affairs Committee Vladimir Dzhabarov said.

"So, let they impose sanctions, one less, one more of it. I believe that our military-technical cooperation with Iran will be continued, and I hope that these sanctions will not affect it," Dzhabarov told Interfax on Monday in comments on Trump's executive order.

Multiple U.S. sanctions have already been imposed on Russia, the Russian senator said.

"There are UN Security Council sanctions, and they are compulsory for fulfilment. There are sanctions of one state, namely, the U.S., which thinks for an unclear reason that they are even higher than the UN Security Council," Dzhabarov said.

U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien said on Monday that Trump had signed an executive order on Monday, which allows imposing restrictive measures, in particular, on foreign countries for supplying, selling and shipping arms to Iran.