Russia slams new EU sanctions on Iran
Moscow appears to contradict previous day's comments on Teheran.
By ASSOCIATED PRESS, JPOST.COM STAFF
July 27, 2010 13:37
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Ahmadinejad peace sign 311.
(photo credit: Associated Press)
On Monday, however, Moscow had added its voice to a diplomatic assault
which included unilateral sanctions from both the EU and Canada, as well
as warnings from Iran's opposition party that Ahmadinejad's regime
could suffer the same fate as the deposed Shah.
The Monday remarks came after criticism from Teheran over Moscow's
support for UN sanctions last month.
In the past, Iran had depended on allies Russia and China — and their
veto power at the Security Council — to block tough penalties, but
Russia sided with the US and its allies and endorsed the sanctions,
levied in a bid to force Iran to halt its nuclear ambitions.
The Russian Foreign
Ministry suggested "Iran's leaders take concrete and constructive steps
to work the situation out."