June 26, 2019 / 10:46 AM / in 23 days

Russia says it will urge U.S. and Iran to begin dialogue

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan attend a news conference in Moscow, Russia, June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow will try to persuade the United States and Iran to start “civilized” dialogue.

“This, of course, assumes the end to the policy of ultimatums, sanctions and blackmail,” Lavrov told a briefing.

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; writing by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Toby Chopra

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