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Russia: Hasty measures against Iran's nuclear issue should be avoided

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, Sept 9, IRNA
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Yakovenko in a meeting with the British Ambassador to Moscow Antony Russel Brenton here Friday urged that any hasty measures against Iran's nuclear program should be avoided.

According to the Press Department of Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during the meeting, the two officials exchanged views on the latest developments on Iran's nuclear activities.

Yakovenko hoped that the recent report by the IAEA Secretary General Mohamed ElBaradei will be on the agenda of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors September-19 meeting and that decisions will be taken on later steps to the effect.

For his part, Yakovenko said, "Under the current conditions, Russia finds no reason for the referral of Iran's nuclear dossier to the United Nations Security Council, given the relevant negotiations currently underway at the IAEA."
Meanwhile, Yakovenko and Brenton discussed the upcoming New York summit on the 60th anniversary of the UN General Assembly.


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