Lavrov Says US Unable to Reach Agreements, Calls for Coalition against Sanctions
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he believes Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear deal proves the violation of international law and its inability to reach agreements with other countries.
“The United States withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal and is now trying to revive it. Not only did it suspend its commitments, but it also barred all other countries from complying with UN Security Council resolutions,” he said in an interview with Chinese media.
“This is a clear violation of international law and shows the country’s complete inability to negotiate.”
He also stressed the need to form a broad coalition to counter unilateral sanctions, saying that any plan against illegal instruments such as unilateral sanctions “deserves any possible support”.
“Such initiatives should be encouraged and supported, and we should form a coalition as large as possible of countries that oppose this illegal (sanctions) action,” the Russian foreign minister said.
Sergey Lavrov also criticized the US unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 accrod, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and expressed hope that Washington would stick to its intention to return to the deal.