Russian Foreign Ministry objects to EU Iran sanctions

MOSCOW — Russia's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that new EU sanctions against Iran show scorn for the United Nations and the so-called "sextet" working to resolve disputes over Iran's nuclear program.
The European Union on Monday adopted new sanctions targeting Iran's foreign trade, banking and energy sectors.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko said the move "not only undermines our joint strength in the search for a political-diplomatic resolution of the situation around Iran's nuclear program but demonstrates scorn for the carefully developed and agreed-upon position of the UN Security Council resolution."