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Russia Says New U.S. Sanctions On Iran Could Affect Ties

Russia sharply has criticized new U.S. sanctions against Iran, saying the measures could harm Moscow's ties with Washington if Russian companies are affected.

The United States on August 11 introduced measures to punish banks, insurance companies, and shippers that help Iran sell its oil, building on oil-trade sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, which Western powers fear is aimed at achieving nuclear weapons capability.

In a statement, the Russian Foreign Ministry called the measures "overt blackmail" and a "crude contradiction of international law."

It also said that the "constant increase of pressure on Tehran" undermines unity among the six nations leading efforts to resolve the standoff over Iran's nuclear program -- Russia, the United States, China, Britain, France, and Germany -- and hurts the chances of success.

Based on reporting by Reuters and Interfax
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by: Jack from: US
August 13, 2012 18:31
The map posted above shows part of Armenia labeled as Azerbaijan, and there is nothing wrong with that. Just like Saakashvili's rump republic (because I like it in the rump), Armenia is well on its way to becoming a NATO minion. Azerbaijan might as well take over again and establish its rule. Armenia does not deserve to be free.

by: Sargis
August 14, 2012 02:52
Where did you get the idea that Armenia is going to become part of NATO? Far from it, Armenia is a staunch ally of Russia, with a Russian military base, part of CSTO, and Russia even protecting our borders with Turkey and Iran. The interests of NATO do not align with interests of Armenia. As simple as that.
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by: Anonymous from: USA
August 15, 2012 00:47
I think "Jack" needs to change his name to "Joke" or Jacksh**" because he really has no idea about anything...

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