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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Lavrov called the “catching of fleas” the U.S. response to the attacks from Iran

A source in the Russian foreign Ministry called the attempt the “pull the ears” of the UN security Council resolution 2231 statement of the U.S. state Department spokesman Mark Toner about the fact that the US is contemplating a breach of this document by Russia due to the use of FSI Russian military base in Iran for strikes on terrorists in Syria. And Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov considered it “catching fleas”.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

As reports TASS, with reference to the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry, UN security Council resolution 2231, on joint actions on the Iranian nuclear programme, was adopted in order to prevent the transfer of this country weapons. But these statements “are irrelevant to the situation of Russian aircraft in Iran.

The Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev, in turn, also confirmed to RIA Novosti that Russia’s use of Iranian bases Hamadan does not violate UN security Council resolution.

The fact that the resolution requires the approval of the UN security Council in the case of a transfer to Iran of weapons or their use in Iran’s interests.

“But where, let me ask you, air strikes by Russian long-range bombers used the airfield on Iranian territory, according to the groups Islamic state and Jabhat al-Nusra” (banned in Russia) in Syria in the provinces of Aleppo, Deir-ez-Zor and Idlib?”, – said Kosachev.

Kosachev also said that his reaction confirmed that for them, Syria and Iran – “a space for the realization of their own interests, not the ability to collectively solve common problems”.

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov following talks with new Zealand counterpart also said that there are “no reasons to suspect Russia in contravention of resolution 2231”.

Lavrov stressed that Russia does not conduct the supply, sale or transfer of military combat aircraft to Iran. These aircraft, with the consent of Iran, are used for operations in Syria against the terrorists.

“There’s not much to discuss,” Lavrov said, and stressed that if someone wants to “look for fleas”, it is necessary to understand how from the US to Iran has got a huge amount of cash.

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