US Pressure On Russian Business In Iran 'Unacceptable' - Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova

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US Pressure on Russian Business in Iran 'Unacceptable' - Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova

Attempts by a US nonprofit to pressure Russian business into stopping its lawful operations in Iran are unacceptable, the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 22nd February, 2019) Attempts by a US nonprofit to pressure Russian business into stopping its lawful operations in Iran are unacceptable, the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.

Maria Zakharova told reporters that an "openly biased" New York-based organization called United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) had sent letters to Russian firms operating in Iran giving them two weeks to report on their activities in the Islamic Republic.

"We think such actions are unacceptable and deeply concerning.

Attempts to pressure and threaten Russian business ... are a follow-up on the dishonorable anti-Iranian cause by the US administration," the spokeswoman said.

She added the Russian Foreign Ministry had taken note of the UANI's actions abroad, which she said was out of its depth. The nonprofit bills itself as a bipartisan advocacy group, staffed by former government officials and experts, which seeks to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

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