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26 Jan 2012

Belarus regrets EU’s economic sanctions against Iran

MINSK, 24 January (BelTA) – The Republic of Belarus regrets the introduction by the European Union of large-scale economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran, says a statement of the press service of the Foreign Ministry of Belarus, BelTA has learnt.

“Our country has always believed that any unilateral sanctions are counterproductive and insisted on international diplomatic efforts, first of all, within the framework of the United Nations Organization. Economic pressure and coercion are absolutely unacceptable in the international policy and can only foment more tensions in the relations between sovereign states and on the international arena,” the Foreign Ministry believes.  

The Foreign Ministry noted that the introduction of unilateral sanctions against Iran can escalate the situation in the strategic region of the Middle East and lead to unpredictable consequences for the entire world.

“The economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran have nothing to do with nuclear non-proliferation, but will only deliver a blow to the national economy and ordinary people,” the Foreign Ministry emphasized.

 

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