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Iran, Russia FMs discuss Iranian nuclear issue

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Geneva, Feb 28, IRNA -- Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi says the main problem with Iran’s nuclear activities is that the other party is ambitious.

Speaking to his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, Salehi said, “We should focus on common points and further expand our cooperation.”

He said Iran’s nuclear stance has been correct since the beginning, based on engagement and cooperation as the IAEA has repeatedly confirmed peaceful nature of the country’s nuclear activities.

He said good will and determination of the other party are the requisite for dialogue and engagement.

Lavrov for his part said, “We have always been calling for engagement with the Islamic Republic of Iran, believing that dialogue is the best way to settle problems. We have repeatedly announced that we do not accept unilateral sanctions, calling for adoption of a series of confidence-building measures by the two parties so as to reach a strategy to satisfy both parties. We are strongly against politicization of Iran’s nuclear issue, urging investigation of issues through legal and technical channels.”

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