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Tue Feb 11, 2014, 02:08 PM


Russia Dismisses U.S. Sanctions Against Iran As "Illegitimate"

Source: Xinhua

MOSCOW, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- Russia's deputy foreign minister on Tuesday dismissed the expansion of U.S. sanctions against Iran as "illegitimate."

Sergei Ryabkov told reporters at the Iranian embassy in Moscow that the unilateral sanctions have no legal ground and will destroy "a healthy and positive basis for further progress to settle the Iranian nuclear issue."

Last week, the U.S. Treasury Department announced actions targeting a number of companies and individuals around the world for evading sanctions.

However Ryabkov said the sanctions contradict the normal advancement of international relations and hamper the progress of nuclear talks.

Read more: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-02/11/c_126117148.htm

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Tue Feb 11, 2014, 02:24 PM

1. See? This "legitimacy" stuff is important.

Power is the expectation of being obeyed, that's legitimacy. And, once you lose it, it's expensive to get it back too.

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