VIENNA, June 24. /TASS/. Permanent Representative of Russia to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov has said that Washington violates sovereignty of other states by threatening them with sanctions for trading with Tehran.
"US extraterritorial sanctions at work. Washington says: we don’t care that your trade relations with Iran correspond to intl. law. You must stop them. If you don’t obey you will be punished even if you are a US ally. US deprives states of a part of their sovereignty. Do you like it?" he wrote on his official Twitter page.
Yesterday, US Vice-President Mike Pence said in an interview with CBS TV channel that on June 24 Washington would tighten the anti-Iranian sanctions following the incident with the downed US drone. In response, as the US President Donald Trump said the United States prepared a military operation, envisaging pinpoints strikes on three facilities on the Iranian territory. According to the information provided by the American leader, ten minutes before the operation he aborted the mission, deeming it disproportional to Tehran’s actions.