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Minsk, Tehran facing sanctions bordering on economic terrorism — Belarusian PM

According to Roman Golovchenko, Minsk and Tehran "have been successfully cooperating for decades"

MINSK, November 22. /TASS/. Belarus and Iran are faced with illegitimate sanctions and pressure which verges on economic terrorism, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said at a meeting with Iran’s First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber in Tehran on Tuesday.

"You were spot on about the illegitimate sanctions our states are faced with, about the economic pressure verging on economic terrorism," the press service of the Belarusian prime minister quoted him as saying.

According to the Belarusian prime minister, Minsk and Tehran "have been successfully cooperating for decades." "Cooperation between our countries is characterized by the high level of mutual understanding and an intense dynamic of development in practically all spheres," Golovchenko said, adding that this is all taking place despite the sanctions.

He noted that the tone in the Belarusian-Iranian cooperation is set by the countries’ presidents. "I am pleased to say that the Belarusian-Iranian relations are flourishing this year, and I am not exaggerating," he said.

He recalled that "even in the most difficult times" Belarus and Iran "never stopped their active political, humanitarian, and economic dialogue." "But today it is especially important to pool our efforts to address the challenges the collective West is posing to us," he added.

Golovchenko is on an official visit in Iran.