Thursday, October 26, 2006

Russia opposes draft UN resolution on Iran

Guardian Unlimited

International attempts to forge a united front in the nuclear standoff with Iran today suffered a setback as Russia declared its opposition to current UN proposals.
Sergei Lavrov, the Russia foreign minister, said a draft UN resolution imposing limited sanctions against Tehran did not match existing agreements between major powers.

"Our goal is to eliminate the risks of sensitive technologies getting into the hands of Iran until the IAEA [the International Atomic Energy Agency] clarifies issues of interest to it, while maintaining all possible channels of communication with Iran," Russian news agencies quoted Mr Lavrov as saying.......

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