Putin gives 'special' atomic message to Iran

Other News Materials 18 October 2007 04:25

(News.com.au) - RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin delivered a "special message" to Iran on its disputed atomic program and other issues, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator said, without giving details.

Mr Putin's visit to Tehran yesterday was watched closely because of Moscow's possible leverage in the Islamic Republic's nuclear row with the West.

Mr Putin held talks with Iranian leaders including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

"Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his trip to Tehran, had a special message for Iranian officials," Ali Larijani told the official IRNA news agency, adding that the nuclear program was part of it