Russia criticizes EU Iran sanctions, urges talks

By REUTERS
October 17, 2012 20:16




MOSCOW - Russia strongly criticized the European Union on Wednesday for imposing new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program and called for a fresh round of talks between world powers and Tehran as soon as possible.

The Foreign Ministry issued a statement expressing "deep concern" over EU sanctions imposed on Tuesday against major Iranian state companies in the oil and gas industry and the central bank.

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