ArmInfo. Armenia has clearly indicated its position on the issue of sanctions against Iran. About this in an interview with Tass said the Acting Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan.
So, Mnatsakanyan answering the question of how anti-Iranian sanctions, which Washington promises to toughen, can affect the Armenian-Iranian relations, in particular, said: "We clearly defined our position, namely: for us this is an extremely sensitive issue, since Iran is important Armenia's partner, with whom we have a well-established bilateral agenda, and in the context of the current realities of the region, is of utmost importance for Armenia. We were one of the first to welcome progress in the negotiations on a nuclear agreement in 2015. In the current framework we are in contact with all of our partners - with Russia, with the EU, the USA and Iran - to ensure our interests and preserve regional stability. You mentioned the visit of Bolton, who also became an opportunity for us to explain the challenges facing our country, as well as the policy they dictate. "
On November 5, new US sanctions against Iran entered into force. Sanctions will cover oil exports. Washington earlier announced the goal to bring Iranian oil exports to zero and urged its buyers to abandon purchases. The Ministry of Finance said that the United States makes more than 700 individuals, organizations, aircraft and ships of Iran on the sanctions list.
Recall that US President Donald Trump announced in May that Washington was withdrawing from an agreement with Iran on a nuclear program. is he also reported on the restoration of all sanctions against Iran, including secondary ones, that is, against other countries doing business with Iran. The United States re-introduced part of the sanctions against Iran on August 7. More substantial sanctions, which will cover oil exports, entered into force on 5 November. Iran and the "six" international mediators (Russia, USA, Britain, China, France, Germany) on July 14, 2015 reached a historic agreement on resolving the perennial problem of the Iranian atom: the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (IFAP) was adopted, the implementation of which removed Iran's previously economic and financial sanctions by the UN Security Council, the United States and the European Union.