Lavrov warns against partition of SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 23, 0:00
Lavrov calls to coordinate Russian, US military action in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 21:05
Lavrov blames Obama administration for souring Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:41
Waging war on Korean Peninsula inadmissible, says LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:36
Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in ArcticMilitary & Defense September 22, 18:01
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to continue talks on oil production cut dealBusiness & Economy September 22, 17:28
Russian pair figure skaters Kavaguti, Smirnov retire from sportSport September 22, 16:48
Record number of delegations register for St. Petersburg-hosted IPU AssemblyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 16:47
Astronauts to make quickest trip ever to ISS in DecemberScience & Space September 22, 16:27
UNITED NATIONS, September 30 (Itar-Tass) - Unilateral sanctions and forceful measures of the United States and the European Union member states against Syria, Iran, Belarus, North Korea and other countries, contradict international law and should be abolished, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem stated on Monday.
“My country calls on the United States, the European Union member states and others to refrain from taking immoral, unilateral economic measures that are inconsistent with the provisions of international law and the principles of free trade,” he said from the rostrum of the UN General Assembly.
“We also reiterate our call to refrain from any unilateral military measures introduced against Syria and the people of other countries, such as Venezuela, Belarus, Iran and North Korea,” said the minister, also stressing the inadmissibility of the US trade and economic blockade of Cuba that has been in effect for decades.
The United States, along with Britain and France over the last few years have been pressing for the introduction of international sanctions against Syria by the UN Security Council. However, Russia and China do not allow them to achieve this goal.