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Russia: New U.S. Sanctions May Obstruct Cooperation on Syria, Iran

A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his weapon celebrating a fellow fighter's wedding in Jabal al-Akrad area in Syria's northwestern Latakia province.

Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that a widening of U.S. sanctions against Moscow this week may hamper bilateral cooperation on issues such as Iran's nuclear program and the Syrian crisis.

"The actions by the United States are putting in doubt the prospects of bilateral cooperation on solving the situation around the Iranian nuclear program, the Syrian crisis and other acute international problems," the ministry said.

"As Washington could have seen previously, we don't leave such unfriendly acts without an answer," the statement added

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