- Title: Iran says it welcomes Russian proposal for ensuring security in Gulf
- Date: 2nd September 2019
- Summary: MOSCOW, RUSSIA (SEPTEMBER 2, 2019) (REUTERS) RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER SERGEI LAVROV AND IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER JAVAD ZARIF ARRIVING FOR NEWS CONFERENCE MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, SERGEI LAVROV, SAYING: "Both Russia and Iran face unlawful one-sided restrictions imposed by the United States of America. They are aimed at blocking the foreign economic ties of Republic of Iran. We have agreed to make further efforts and take more measures to protect economic projects with Iran and to gain independence from payments in dollars." MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (Farsi) IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, JAVAD ZARIF, SAYING (ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL TRANSLATION): "Our position is very close to Russia when it comes to the safety in the Gulf. I think it can be guaranteed only through cooperation, not by imposing restrictions on the coastal states." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS
- Embargoed: 16th September 2019 13:26
- Keywords: Nuclear deal Iran Gulf safety sanctions against Iran sanctions against Russia
- Location: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- City: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001AUYTSNB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on Monday (September 2) after talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov that Tehran welcomed a Russian proposal for ensuring security in the Gulf.
Iran and Russia's energy ministers were also holding talks in Moscow on Monday, Lavrov told reporters at a joint news conference with Zarif.
In July Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the strait, the Gulf's outlet to the open seas, in apparent retaliation for Britain's seizure in Gibraltar of an Iranian ship accused of violating European sanctions by taking oil to Syria.
(Production: Gennadiy Novik, Dmitry Turlyun)
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