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Iran will continue to cooperate with Russia

Tehran will continue cooperation with Moscow irrespective of whether or not to accept the US-proposed UN security Council resolution on extending the arms embargo against Iran, said Wednesday the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran, President of the Institute for political and international studies (IPIS) Sayed Kazem sajjadpour.

Earlier, the US introduced in the UN security Council a draft resolution on the extension of special regime of arms transfers (arms embargo) against Iran, which expires this fall. According to the draft, the security Council must decide that after the expiration of the measures imposed in resolution 2231, "all member States shall prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer to Iran through their territories or by their nationals, or using their vessels or aircraft... of arms and related material".

"Our relations with Russia on the right track. We will continue working with Russia, regardless of whether or not it will be adopted this resolution," said sajjadpour the results of IV Russian-Iranian dialogue, organized with the participation of the international discussion club "Valdai".

Sajjadpour noted that the US actions against Iran in connection with the situation around the AGREEMENT "illegal, unethical and irrational and goes against all international norms"

"We expect that Russia and China will reject these illegal actions of the United States, and we expect support in this regard not only from Russia and China, but also from any reasonable member of the international community", - said the representative of the foreign Ministry.

Iran and the six international negotiators in July 2015 reached agreement on the settlement of the longstanding problem of the Iranian atom. Months of negotiations concluded with the adoption of a joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD), which is completely removed from Iran's previously imposed economic and financial sanctions by the UN security Council, US and EU. The agreement in particular provided that the arms embargo will be lifted on Iran within 5 years, the supply of arms possible before, but only with the permission of the UN security Council. The deal in its original form lived for three years: in may 2018, the United States announced its unilateral withdrawal from her and the restoration of tougher sanctions against Tehran. However, because of the formal deal came only USA, the rest of the participants must comply with a condition on the abolition of the arms embargo.