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March 3, 2014 1:27 pm

Senior Russian Official: ‘We Expect All Sanctions on Iran to be Lifted’

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The Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in Russia’s parliament, Mikhail Margelov, said on Monday that his country expects all economic sanctions against Iran to be removed immediately, Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported.

“There have been important developments. President Hassan Rouhani has openly declared that Iran has no intention to develop an atomic bomb,” Margelov said. “Furthermore, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, has issued a decree that prohibits the building of a bomb, calling it ‘a sin.’ ”

As a result of these public statements, Marglov concluded, “The conditions have now been met to justify the full lifting of sanctions on Iran.”

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According to the senior Russian official, the sanctions  issue will be brought up during the next round of talks between the Islamic Republic and world powers, scheduled for March 17.

Iran and the P5+1 countries agreed to a landmark nuclear deal in November 2013 allowing Tehran access to frozen assets in exchange for limitations on the country’s nuclear program. As part of the agreement, the international community effectively accepted peaceful nuclear activity on the part of Tehran.

At the time of the agreement’s signing, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayhu said it was a “historic mistake” and that the world had become a more dangerous place as a result.

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  • Kris Kristian

    Russia must now also call on the BDS and whatever else against Israel to be lifted.
    Time for the world to wake up and learn the truth about Israel.
    The lies being spread about Israel, “aparthied wall, apartheid state, treating the Palestinians worse than the Nazis treated the Jews, building on PA land etc. plus every other lie, which is spread by the Arab/ Muslim world,
    The truth is that there never were any Palestinians, nor that Israel is occupying PA land.

    The entire Palestine was the land where Jews, Christians and Muslims all lived. So they are all Palestinians.
    The word Palestinians was invented by the arch evil terrorist, Arafat, Before that, nobody referred to the Palestininians

    Abbas and his gang of terrorists want to destroy the Jewish state, so that the spread of Islam can continue.
    Imagine if it was not a Jewish state, but a Catholic or Hindu state. Would they have accepted that? NO>

    Unfortunately, the spread of Jew hatred has been so strong, thanks to the lies of the Arabs/ Mus;lims, that the world believes all the lies and the world’s Jews are suffering.

    How many people in the world, (is the world population 3 billion?) have ever met or seen a Jew>

    But the Jew hatred has made people think that the Jews are impitimy of evil and must be destroyed
    The Jews have given the world so much in medicine, technology etc, that the Jews have made the world a better place in which we all live.

  • Fritz Kohlhaas

    Putin is playing a dangerous game which could backfire on
    him easily and we have a war.

  • Simone Miller

    The muslim leaders speak out of both sides of their heads. One thing to the western world and another to their followers.

    The Ukrainians had nuclear weapons when the were part of the USSR but gave them up when they became a separate state. And they had thousands of weapons not just a few.

  • EL.a.IM

    Russia is about to go to the deeper end of the pool. And I don`t see any capable swimmers in there. Hey. Let`s make Ukraina a Nato member. With a little money that would be easy. And first thing. Let´s give them nukes. Just for the fun of it. And all other things that go BOOM 🙂

  • Haroldpom

    If Khamenei said it, it must be so. No nukes for Iran. It would be a sin. Yeah sure. If Obama believes it, he is a greater fool that I thought he was.

  • Bruce Webb

    I trust Iran as far as I can throw Chesty Putin.

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