24 Sep 2020 18:37

Russia will cooperate with Iran despite U.S. sanction threats - Lavrov

MOSCOW. Sept 24 (Interfax) - Russia will continue to cooperate with Iran despite the United States threatening with sanctions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

"Russia will by no means base its policy on taking into account these aggressive, illegal demands, which have no legal force. I hope that other countries, which cooperate with Iran, will also take a principled stance and be guided by their national interests rather than the need to obey the diktat from across the ocean," Lavrov told a press conference after talks with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif.