Tehran, Moscow seek ways to settle Iranian nuclear crisis
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 10 /Trend T.Konyayeva /
Russian Deputy FM Sergey Ryabkov met with the Secretary Assistant of the Iranian Supreme National Security Council Ali Bageri in Moscow on Wednesday, the official statement reads.
During the meeting, sides continued in-depth discussion of issues concerning Iran's nuclear program and possible ways of its politico-diplomatic settlement involving the Russian step-by-step plan.
On July 13, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov proposed a new "step-by-step" approach toward Iran's nuclear program that would enable the Islamic Republic to take steps to address questions raised by the IAEA.
According to the proposed plan, Iran can revive negotiations to alleviate individual concerns of the IAEA about its nuclear activities and be rewarded along the way by the partial removal of sanctions.
However, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano's report issued on Tuesday has provided indications that Iran has been developing nuclear arms, detailing a large number of nuclear-related projects and experiments, some of which might be ongoing.
Russia has criticized the disclosure of the IAEA general director's new report on Iran, saying such a decision would harm the settlement of the crisis regarding Iran's nuclear issue.