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Russian FM: All illegal sanctions against Iran must be lifted

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that all illegal sanctions against Iran should be lifted.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian on Wednesday said that despite the US and its puppets’ illegal sanctions, Russia’s trade cooperation with Iran is enhancing.

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has no alternative, Lavrov said, adding that Russia wants to revive the JCPOA as quickly as possible and the world is looking forward to the US returning to its commitments, and sanctions against Iran should be lifted.

He underlined that despite US illegal sanctions against Iran, Russia pays special attention to the development of trade and economic ties with Iran, which have increased by 22 percent in the past year.

Referring to the peace developments in the Middle East, Lavrov stated that Russia welcomes the restoration of the relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia, and also supports Iran’s Hormuz Peace Endeavor (HOPE).

The two sides exchanged views on Syria’s issue and talked about solving the problem of Palestine, the Caucasus, Yemen, and the Caspian, he noted.