Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday that imposing wide-ranging sanctions on Iran would be "irresponsible."
"Our Western partners wanted to impose broad sanctions. We believe that to impose these kind of sanctions is irresponsible. We will achieve the opposite results," he said at a meeting in Brussels. There are moves at the UN Security Council to penalize Iran for refusing to cease uranium enrichment, a process that produces the material for nuclear reactors or bombs.