Russia has criticized Washington’s approach on sanctions against Tehran, stressing that Moscow will keep up its international trade ties with Iran despite US potential sanctions.
“The wrong approach again… The United States playing a ‘world policeman,’ substituting the UN Security Council is an unwelcome role,” Deputy Russian Ambassador to the UN Dmitry Polyanskiy tweeted on Monday 20 October.
“We are doing and will be doing business with Iran and it’s not up to the United States to tell us or others what they can or can’t do. Stop humiliating the United States in this pointless endeavor!” he added.
The remarks came after the US authorities blacklisted six Chinese entities and two individuals for allegedly having interactions with the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) Group and, in some cases, helping it evade US sanctions.