Russia urges to exclude all military solutions to Iran's nuclear program
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 13 / Trend/
Moscow urges to completely exclude all military solutions to Iran's nuclear program, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, RIA Novosti reported.
Lavrov made remarks after his meeting with UAE's Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
"We are concerned about the situation surrounding Iran's nuclear program. The solution here can only be peaceful, military options must be completely excluded," Lavrov underscored.
Lavrov pointed out that Russia is interested in restoring peace and stability in the Middle East region.
"We, along with other permanent members of UN Security Council, would be ready to strongly contribute to the security agreement between all the Gulf countries," he said.
The United States, Israel and some of their allies accuse Tehran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear program and have used this pretext to impose four rounds of sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
Iran has refuted the allegations, arguing that as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Tehran has a right to use nuclear technology for peaceful use.
Edited by: S. Isayev