Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Africa's resources: re-examining the management of oil and gas

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

A closer look at Trump's Afghan policy

Read more

THE DEBATE

New President, Old War: Trump outlines his strategy for Afghanistan

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Trump: An expensive president to protect

Read more

ENCORE!

Edinburgh at 70: front row at the Festival

Read more

FOCUS

Oil theft: a multi-billion dollar business fuels Mexican cartels

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

French government, employers and unions begin final discussions on labour reforms

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Here are six costly failures from America’s longest war. No. 1: cashmere goats'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Charter of transparency…but no official ‘first lady’ title for Brigitte Macron

Read more

Europe

Russia slams fresh EU sanctions against Iran

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-07-27

Russia's foreign ministry said on Tuesday that fresh EU sanctions against Iran's energy sector were "unacceptable" and the move undermined international efforts to restart talks with Tehran over its nuclear programme.

AFP - Tough unilateral European Union sanctions imposed against Iran's energy sector are "unacceptable", the Russian foreign ministry said in a statment Tuesday.
   
"We have already said many times that we consider unacceptable the practice of unilateral or collective sanctions measures against Iran, that go beyond the Security Council sanctions regime in operation in the country," it said.
   
The statement came after EU foreign ministers on Monday formally adopted new sanctions on Iran's key energy sector in a bid to force it to return to talks on its controversial nuclear programme.
   
Iran is under four sets of UN sanctions over its refusal to heed repeated Security Council ultimatums to suspend uranium enrichment, the most controversial part of its nuclear programme.
   
Iran says that it is enriching uranium purely for peaceful use, but Western powers are concerned that it intends to develop a nuclear weapon.
   
Russia said Tuesday that the EU sanctions showed "disregard for the carefully regulated and coordinated provisions of the UN Security Council."

 

Date created : 2010-07-27

  • NUCLEAR IRAN

    Iran agrees to IAEA talks as EU approves tougher sanctions

    Read more

  • NUCLEAR IRAN

    EU foreign ministers agree to tougher sanctions on Iran

    Read more

COMMENT(S)