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Russian FM: Russia opposes use of military forces against Iran

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, Feb 13, IRNA - Russian Foreign Minister Segey Lavrov said on Monday Russia will not accept use of military forces against Iran.

He was speaking to reporters in a press conference with his Emirati counterpart Abdullah bin Zayed Al- Nahyan in Moscow.

Underling his country’s stance against any probable military action against Iran, Lavrov said Iran’s nuclear issue must be resolved through political means.

He said Russia is concerned about developments on Iran's nuclear programs and believes that the only way to solve it is through peaceful means, and taking any the military action must be completely removed from the agenda.

“Russia is interested in establishing peace and stability in the Middle East region and is ready to negotiate with all UN Security Council members to reach a consensus on establishment of security in the Persian Gulf,” the Russian foreign minister said.

Al- Nahyan, for his part, said Persian Gulf Cooperation Council’s relation with Russia is solid and stable despite some difficulties because it is the foundation of stability in the region.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30815759

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