Iran's nuclear program must not pose threat to region - Russian FM
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 26
The Iranian nuclear issue must be resolved in a way not to create risks and threats to the security of the regional countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was quoted by RIA Novosti as saying.
"We are considering the situation over Iran's nuclear program in a dialogue with our Israeli colleagues," Lavrov said at a press-conference following a meeting with his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman. "We are sure that this problem can be solved only through political and diplomatic means. The work is underway. There is reason to expect a result. We categorically insist on this problem settlement not to create any risks and threats to the security of the regional countries, including, of course, Israel."
"We are developing cooperation with Iran in all areas that are not subject to restrictions," Lavrov said.
Lavrov stressed that the S-300 issue was not discussed during the talks with Israeli counterpart.
"Six" international mediators [US, Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China] and Iran are negotiating to ensure the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program in exchange for lifting the international sanctions. The deadline of negotiations was twice postponed; it is now scheduled for June 30, 2015.
Edited by CN