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MOSCOW, September 21. /TASS/. Moscow has no fear of potential US sanctions over arms deals with Iran, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told reporters on Monday.

“We are not afraid of US sanctions, we are used to them,” he pointed out in response to a TASS question. “It will not affect our policy in any way. Our cooperation with Iran is multifaceted, defense cooperation will progress depending on the two countries’ needs and mutual willingness,” Ryabkov added.

“That said, another executive order will not change our approach,” the senior Russian diplomat emphasized.

Reuters reported earlier, citing a senior US official, that “the United States on September 21 will sanction more than two dozen people and entities involved in Iran’s nuclear, missile, and conventional weapons programs.” “An important part of the new US sanctions is an executive order targeting those who buy or sell Iran conventional arms that will also be unveiled by the Trump administration on September 21, the official said,” according to Reuters.