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Putin rejects western intimidation tactics over Iran's nuclear program

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Berlin, Oct 15, IRNA
Germany-Russia-Iran-Nuclear
Russian President Vladimir Putin strongly rejected western intimidation tactics against Iran over its nuclear program.

"To intimidate someone or to create fear within Iran's leadership and the Iranian nation is absolutely futile. Believe me, they (Iranians) have no fear," said Putin during a joint press briefing with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the southwestern city of Wiesbaden.

The Russian leader urged "patience" for a diplomatic and peaceful settlement of the Iranian nuclear row.

He stressed that such a resolution can be achieved through "dialogue with Iranian leadership and the Iranian nation".

Putin expressed hope for "positive" results in the dispute over Tehran's nuclear program.

Meanwhile, Merkel reiterated that Germany and Russia were both interested in a settlement of the Iranian nuclear conflict.

Moscow has strongly opposed the tightening of Iran sanctions amid US pressure.

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