Russia Says It Will Urge U.S. and Iran to Begin Dialogue

FILE PHOTO: Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif enter a hall during a meeting in Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW, June 26 (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)