WPMNews.com – The new US sanctions targeting the Iranian-Russian oil supply network to Syria are “strange.” This is what the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
“Efforts to bring down oil supplies to Syria, whose armed forces have been fighting terrorists for eight years, look like a statement of support for terrorists and also a desire to prevent the recovery of a ravaged country with large populations that lack electricity and heat,” said the Russian Foreign Ministry in a statement as quoted from Xinhua on Thursday (11/22/2018).
The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the new US sanctions against Russia were the 11th in the last three and a half months and increasingly became a routine.
The US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Iran-Russia’s oil supply network on Tuesday, saying it was sending millions of barrels of Iranian oil to Syria and funding Hamas and Hezbollah with revenues.
The US imposed sanctions on six people and three entities to disrupt the Iranian-Russian network called providing millions of barrels of oil.
“Today we are acting against the complex scheme of Iran and Russia has been used to support the regime (Syrian President Bashar al-) Assad and generate funds for defaming Iran,” US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.
“The Iranian Central Bank continues to exploit the international financial system,” he added. [dn]