Russia, Iran oppose new US sanctions

(VOVWORLD) - Russia may impose counter-measures on the United States after U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law a new round of economic sanctions on Moscow, the Russian foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
Russia, Iran oppose new US sanctions - ảnh 1Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump

The new U.S. penalties were short-sighted and risked harming global stability, it said in a statement on its website. Iranian officials have said that the goal of the sanctions is to destroy the landmark 2015 nuclear deal which normalized economic relations. Iran is promising to pursue “intelligent” and careful measures in response to the new round of sanctions signed into effect by U.S. President Donald Trump, which Tehran has said represents a clear violation of the terms of 2015's landmark nuclear deal, of which Trump has long been a strong critic.

The bill, called the “Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act,” targets Iran, Russia, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.