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Russia doesn't fear US sanctions over Iran - Ryabkov

Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Monday Moscow doesn't fear the possibility of facing more sanctions from the United States due to its arms deal with Iran.

"We are not afraid of US sanctions, we are used to them," Rybakov said in response to a TASS reporter's question. "It will not affect our policy in any way. Our cooperation with Iran is multifaceted, defense cooperation will progress depending on the two countries' needs and mutual willingness," he added.

Over the weekend, the US unilaterally announced the reintroduction of the Iran arms embargo despite the United Nations Security Council voting against extending the sanctions. Iran, as well as Germany, France and the United Kingdom have slammed Washington's decision.

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