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MOSCOW, July 22. /TASS/. Russian Federation Council’s International Affairs Committee head Konstantin Kosachev has said Wednesday that agreement on Iran’s nuclear program showed that there is not "colonial world logic" in Russia’s foreign policy.
"The pragmatism of Russia’s foreign policy has its own logic and its own comprehensible limits. Russia does not try to benefit from someone’s difficulties and someone’s grief," Kosachev wrote on his Facebook page. The lawmaker took to the social network to respond to criticism toward Russian negotiators at talks on Iran’s nuclear program. Critics said Russian diplomats "underestimated the risks of cheap Iranian oil and gas entering international markets which will tragically harm Russian economic interests."
"Those who throw around such accusations think that Russia should base its foreign policy exclusively on materialistic considerations - how to get the largest benefit from these or those actions," Kosachev said. "In the framework of this logic, Iran’s further isolation is beneficial for Russia, along with chaos in the Middle East, Cuba’s blockade, inter-Korean conflict, African tribal clashes, and global impoverishment of the Third World countries," the lawmaker noted.
However, Kosachev stressed that Russia "will not copy the logic of some world powers, the logic of colonial world - egoistical, destructive and immoral." "Tradition of colonial thinking is not for us, and that’s it," he said.
On July 20, the UN Security Council has unanimously adopted the resolution in support of the agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. According to the document, all international sanctions will be lifted from Iran in 10 years if Tehran fulfills all conditions agreed with P5+1 group of international mediators (five permanent members of UN Security Council and Germany) in Vienna.
The resolution also envisages easing sanctions against Iran after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) submits a report confirming Tehran’s compliance with the terms of the deal. The UN Security Council also reinforced the mechanism of returning all restrictions in case Iran violates the terms of the agreement.