August 14, 2018 / 10:33 AM / 10 months ago

Russia's Lavrov, in Turkey, calls U.S. sanctions policy illegitimate

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono in Moscow. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

ANKARA (Reuters) - Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, said on Tuesday that new U.S. sanctions against Ankara and Moscow were an illegitimate policy and a way for the United States to obtain an unfair competitive advantage in global trade.

Lavrov was speaking at a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara.

Reporting by Moscow Newsroom; Writing by Andrey Kuzmin; Editing by Christian Lowe

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