Confederations Cup: Russia vs Portugal match sold out, says FIFA secretary generalSport April 25, 21:20
Russian diplomat suggests UN should develop strategy to fight fake newsRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 25, 20:16
Putin backs creation of system to promote Russian goods on domestic marketBusiness & Economy April 25, 19:15
OSCE concerned over Russia’s declaring Jehovah’s Witnesses extremist organizationWorld April 25, 19:00
Russia to complete import substitution program for helicopter engines by 2019Military & Defense April 25, 18:39
Government is not going to reject floating ruble rate, Putin saysBusiness & Economy April 25, 18:10
Russian Navy rids itself of dependence on Ukrainian enginesMilitary & Defense April 25, 17:55
Ukraine's refusal to continue military cooperation prompts Russia to create new industriesMilitary & Defense April 25, 17:50
FIFA Secretary General on her mission and expectations from Confederations CupSport April 25, 17:39
TEHRAN, April 13. /TASS/. Iran cannot have good relations with the Western countries until they lift sanctions imposed on Tehran, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told a press conference on Monday.
"The Iranian people are not optimistic about future relations between Iran and the West, as Western countries were the reason of many difficulties that the Islamic Republic [or Iran] had to go through over the last years," Zarif said. "Sanctions and good relations are mutually exclusive," he added. "Until sanctions are in place, we cannot have good relations with those who imposed them," the foreign minister stressed.
Zarif stressed that Iran does not want sanctions lifted at any cost. "We want sanctions lifted, but the cost of that is also important to us. We will not accept the cancellation of sanctions, the price of which is infringing on our national interests and dignity," he noted.