According to Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, Moscow and Tehran will be advancing ways in which to defend their economies from US sanctions.

“We must — and many have already spoken about this, including our ambassador in Tehran — complete the transition process of economic interaction in the national currency as the best way to protect ourselves from the US abusing the role of the dollar”, Ryabkov told reporters on Thursday.

He also slammed Washington for the sanctions imposed on Damascus.

“There are ways to minimise the consequences of US sanctions, and these ways will be improved. There are alternative partners and formats, they need to be strengthened. I am sure that in the case of Syria, Russian-Syrian relations will only continue to ascend; neither the United States nor anyone else will interfere with this. And I agree that the US sanctions are economic terrorism”, the deputy minister stressed.

The statement by the Russian diplomat comes just a day after the US Senate voted to expand economic sanctions on Syria and to condemn President Donald Trump for announcing a full US troop withdrawal from that country.

Last November, a second package of US sanction against Tehran came into effect following the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — the Iran nuclear deal — in May, 2018. The sanctions are aimed at exercising maximum pressure on Iran and forcing it to negotiate a new deal.

 

 

Source: Sputnik

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The US is breaking the Breton Woods agreement when they use their legal rule on the US dollar to force other nations and their firms to obey their US national sanctions.

So let us abolish the agreement that makes the US dollar international currency.

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Oh, be it the Russians, the Chinese, the Iranians, the Saudis, the Japs or us or anyone else, none are better or worst than the Yanks when it comes to big money! Everybody sees his own interest first and n the ocean, big fishes always eat little fishes… In terms of geopolitics, the big fishes are USA, EU, China and Russia is regaining its place after a 25 years hiatus while India is sky-rocketting. Now, since EU, China and USA economies are on par, we have the €uro and the Yuan ALREADY competing the $ as international currencies… And don’t… Read more »

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@Daeshbags-Sux, the US is IMHO obligated by the Breton Wood treaty to leave these unilateral shenanigans.

Look how many blns other economies lost from US wanton sanctions.

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first rated idiots/satan’s advocates/perm h**l residents and their boot licking zio lapdogs will always be total losers after being defeated by russia, iran and syria repetitively

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EE.UU. junto con UE también está sancionando bloqueando económicamente al país petrolero de Venezuela…

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The problem with Vz is that, no matter who ruled it, the kleptocracy was kept alive so the population got peanuts!

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War has always been about the economics and nothing else, and it happens where the economical interests of the powers that be clash… A simple example : the biggest natural gas basin on Earth is the Qatar/Iran North-Dome/South-Pars. Iran also has the biggest gas reserves on Earth. EU is the #1 energy market, Norway purvey 48% of natural gas to EU, Russia purveys 36%, but exports of nat-gas to the EU weights about the third of Russia’s economy… Having the biggest gas basin on Earth starting to sell through pipelines to the EU would be a catastrophe for Russia, this… Read more »