Russia's support in sanctions against Iran - no more than words: expert

Azerbaijan, Baku, September 25 / Trend , T.Konyayeva /

Statement by the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, in which he talked about the possibility of sanctions against Iran, in case of latter's refusal to freeze its nuclear program can be all that U.S. President gets from Russia, said Professor of Anthropology at McGill University, Philip Carl Salzman.

"Russian President Medvedev's verbal support, which is surely a quid pro quo for the U.S. backing down on placing missiles and radar in Poland and the Czech Republic, may be all that U.S. President Obama gets from the Russians," Salzman told Trend via e-mail. 

He also added that it remains to be seen whether Russia backs up its words with actions against Iran. "I am skeptical, because Russia does not see it in their interests to help America," he said.

On Friday at a meeting with students and teachers of the University of Pittsburgh, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said that Iran has the right to a peaceful nuclear program, but not to create nuclear weapons, and international sanctions are possible when all other possibilities exhaust, RIA Novosti reported.

According to the Canadian expert, now, as part of the quid pro quo, Russia can pretend to be cooperative with the U.S. on sanctions against Iran, expecting that nothing will happen because China will veto any such plan.

U.S. and some European countries accuse Iran of developing nuclear weapons under the guise of peaceful nuclear energy program. To prevent the creation of nuclear weapons and suspend Iran's nuclear program, Western countries do not exclude possibility of introducing energy sanctions against Iran at the G20 summit in Pittsburgh.

Two weeks earlier, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that Moscow would not support the new series of tough sanctions against Iran in the UN Security Council.

"That way Russia can have it both ways: seem to be cooperative with the U.S., and gain concessions, while not really advancing U.S. interests," Salzman said.

However, Iranian expert Mehran Barati believes that the UN Security Council members can take a common position on Iran's nuclear program and introduce new sanctions against the Islamic Republic not only within the UN Security Council, but each separately.

"Iran claims to be the superpower, but for this, it should have nuclear weapons, Iranian expert who works in Germany told Trend by telephone from Berlin. - In fact, the West has every reason not to trust Iran".

According to him, the basic contradiction between Iran and the West is not the development of Iran's nuclear program, but the ideological, political and cultural differences.

"If these problems are resolved, Iran's nuclear program will find its own solution," said Barati.

D.Khatinoglu contributed to the article.

Iran's Energy Exchange announces products to be on sale on April 18
Iran's Energy Exchange announces products to be on sale on April 18
Slovak investors note potential in Georgia's energy sector
Slovak investors note potential in Georgia's energy sector
Solar panel station put into operation in Iran’s Razavi Khorasan Province
Solar panel station put into operation in Iran’s Razavi Khorasan Province
Loading Bars
Latest
Kyrgyzstan adds 244 new COVID-19 cases
Israel raises import of clothes from Turkey
Iran's Energy Exchange announces products to be on sale on April 18
Capital of Bank Keshavarzi Iran to increase
Iran's trade turnover with Georgia decreases
Azerbaijan's MFA issues appeal on occasion of April 18 - International Day for Monuments and Historic Sites
Azerbaijan shares footage from Tarovlu village of the Gubadli region (VİDEO)
Slovak investors note potential in Georgia's energy sector
Czechs expel 18 Russian envoys, accuse Moscow over ammunition depot blast
Azerbaijan's State Treasury Agency to update information systems via tender
Earthquake hits Georgia
Iran, Serbia FMs meet in Tehran
Magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits Japan
Kazakhstan’s COVID-19 caseload up by 2,822
Iran's trade turnover with Pakistan shrinks
Brazil registers over 370,000 deaths from COVID-19
5.8-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's Miyagi Prefecture
Iraq reports 6,552 new COVID-19 cases, 970,987 in total
More than 805,000 COVID-19 infections detected worldwide over past 24 hours
5.1-magnitude quake hits 20 km S of Mandraki, Greece
Israel reports 142 new COVID-19 cases, 836,882 in total
Yemen's Houthi rebels say launch drone attack on Saudi air base
India's sports minister tests positive for COVID-19
Weekly review of highlights in Azerbaijan's transport sector
EU to hand over 30 vehicles to Georgia Border Police
Turkish scientist works on drug that can ‘kill COVID-19 in 2 days’
Uzbekistan may start production of its own vaccine against COVID-19 by the end of the year
Russia's Eastwind, Turkmenistan's Turkmensvyaz to sign contract
UK records another 2,206 coronavirus cases, 35 deaths
Iranian official offers upbeat assessment of progress in nuclear talks
Volume of goods transported by Azerbaijan’s vehicles in 2021 disclosed
Indonesia reports 5,041 new COVID-19 cases, 132 new deaths
Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 3 mln - Johns Hopkins University
Geostat reveals volume of Russian exports to Georgia
Solar panel station put into operation in Iran’s Razavi Khorasan Province
New auction to be held for Azerbaijani Finance Ministry's mid-term bonds
Georgia increases import of vehicles from Turkey
Kyrgyzstan imposes restrictive measures at airports
Bahar Azadi gold coin price rebounds in Iran
Foreigners to pass simplified visa procedures for 2021 F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Serbian FM to visit Tehran today
Azerbaijan discloses number of COVID-19 vaccinated citizens
Azerbaijan confirms 2,148 more COVID-19 cases, 2,287 recoveries
Armenia falsified Caucasian Albania temples in Azerbaijan - rep of religious community
Iran to send trade attaché to Azerbaijan
Weekly review of major events in Azerbaijan's oil & gas sector
Azerbaijan shares footage from Jabrayil's Dash Veysalli village (VIDEO)
Armenia strived to create history for itself in Azerbaijan's lands - Head of Albanian-Udi community
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for April 17
Volume of loaded and unloaded cargo in Iran’s Charak port climbs
Azerbaijani oil prices on rise
VICE News report on Armenia's attack on Azerbaijani Barda nominated for award
Weekly review of main events in ICT sector of Azerbaijan
Earnings from fuel savings in Iran paid to investors
Uzbekistan's CCI, Portuguese Industrial Association establish co-op
Buy/sell operations at Iran Mercantile Exchange soar
Rosatom, Uzbekistan working on contract for building nuclear power plant
Turkmenistan to create electronic exchange database
IMF calls on Georgia to reduce capital expenditures in case of lockdown
Russia reports a new high of 9,321 coronavirus cases since March 20
Azerbaijan's Albanian-Udi Christian community members visit ancient temple in Tugh - Trend TV (PHOTO)
OSCE MG should force Armenia to follow terms of trilateral statement - Azerbaijan's Parliament
Weekly review of Azerbaijani currency market
Azerbaijan, Turkic Council discuss creation of joint digital tools
Weekly review of Azerbaijani precious metals market
EU rep should follow int'l law before meeting with separatist in Karabakh - expert
Potential areas of Turkmenistan’s interaction within Visegrad Group+Central Asia framework identified
Georgia reports 1,219 new coronavirus cases for April 17
Georgia holds auction for privatization of state property
Azerbaijani MP talks about spring session of IPA CIS held in Russia's St. Petersburg
Georgia continues to conduct research on Namakhvani HPP
Iran unveils details exports from Maragheh County
Kazakhstan reveals total number of TEU containers shipped along Aktau-Baku feeder line
There have always been good grape varieties in Pirshaghi – white and black Shani - President Aliyev
Participants of Azercell Student Bursary and Internship Programs share their success stories
Iran boosts aluminum ingots production
Azerbaijani police find mortar shells, detonators left by Armenia in Gubadly (VIDEO)
Iran declares amount of loans issued to SMEs
Kazakhstan's revenues from road cargo transportation down
Concept of ensuring security of Afghan section of TAPI signed
Members of Albanian-Udi Christian religious community of Azerbaijan visit liberated Khojavand (PHOTO)
Australia to continue review of COVID vaccinations - health minister
Italian media outlets highlight speech of Azerbaijani president at int'l conference in Baku
Kazakhstan decreases import of Ukraine-made goods y-o-y
Kazakh national atomic company's subsidiary opens tender to buy compressors
Azerbaijan sets up structure to work on urban planning in liberated lands
Kazakhstan's oil & gas company opens tender to develop consolidated time standards
Meeting of EU special rep with so-called "FM of Karabakh" promotes separatism, says Azerbaijani expert
Iranian currency rates for April 17
Iran to increase vaccinations as fourth wave of COVID-19 rises
Iran reaches target uranium enrichment
Oil demand to keep on rising in May, June 2021
Work on provision of electricity to Azerbaijan's liberated Sugovushan nearing completion
Bulgaria sees Georgia as valuable partner
Significant number of Georgian citizens register for employment program in Israel
Kazakhstan’s COVID-19 caseload up by 2,822
Ukraine receives first batch of Pfizer vaccine under COVAX initiative
IMF corrects estimate on Iran's foreign exchange bank reserves
Azerbaijan attracting foreign investments for renewable energy projects
Uzbekistan to open an embassy in Sweden
All news