Moscow deems EU decisions on Iran near-sighted

2012-10-18 08:44:24 GMT2012-10-18 16:44:24(Beijing Time)

Moscow believes the new EU sanctions against Iran hamper a resumption of the negotiating process with Tehran, and deal a blow to the unity of the "six" international mediators. This is contained in a Russian Foreign Ministry statement published on Wednesday.

"Practice shows that such measures are hardly conducive to efficient solution of international problems, at times only serving to exacerbate them," - says the document.

A new package of economic sanctions against Iran was approved Monday at a meeting of foreign ministers of 27 EU countries in Luxembourg. They presuppose introducing restrictions on Iranian gas supplies and transportation of crude oil, broadening the range of goods prohibited for delivery into the country, and more stringent measures against the banking sector of the Islamic Republic.


Editor: Mei Jingya
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