Russia says US wants to control world via sanctions

MOSCOW, Russia accused the US on Tuesday of seeking to control the world through “a policy of sanctions and threats to use arms.” The foreign ministry, reacting to the US announcement yesterday not to renew waivers on Iranian oil exports, said “Washington wants to fully undermine the Iranian economy in order to prevent its use for political purposes.” Washington “justifies its actions that Iran is developing its missile and nuclear capabilities,” said the ministry in a statement, but failed to “suppress Iran economically and thus harm the living conditions” in order to force Tehran accept the US conditions.

Yesterday, the US administration announced the waivers for Iranian oil exports to China, India, Japan, South Korea and Turkey would expire on May 2.

Source: Kuwait News Agency