In an interview with the newspaper Kommersant, Russian ambassador to Tehran Levan Jagarian said that Moscow does not recognize US sanctions against Iran.
“We do not recognize one-sided US sanctions. From our point of view, they are illegal”, Jagarian said, answering the question whether Russia will continue to purchase Iranian oil after November.
The ambassador said that Iran firmly adheres to its obligations under the nuclear agreement, which was confirmed by the IAEA. In his opinion, when it comes to Iran, it is ineffective to use ultimatums and threats but rather methods of persuasion.
Earlier it was repoted that the US intends to demand all foreign consumers to stop importing crude oil from Iran, starting November of this year.