Russia urges restraint over Iran missile, nuclear reports
Russia has called for restraint over the recent missile and nuclear-related events in Iran, the Interfax news agency reported Monday, citing an unnamed source from the Foreign Ministry.
"It is important not to yield to emotions. We must calm down and, what is the most important, (is to) start efficient negotiations," said the source when commenting on the Iranian test launches of intermediate-range missiles, Xinhua reported.
The source also said that Russia "are waiting for results of the Geneva meeting of the Sextet political directors and expect Iran to make some proposals."
The talks between six world powers -- Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States -- and Iran are expected be held on Oct. 1 in Geneva.
Concerning Tehran's claim about its second uranium enrichment plant, the source said the information "must be verified and analyzed objectively."
"Only then can steps be taken," he added, noting the importance of common sense prevailing over emotions.
The United States and other Western countries claim that Iran intends to secretly develop nuclear weapons. The UN Security Council also requires Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment activity.
Iran, however, insists that its nuclear plan is only for peaceful purposes, vowing to continue its uranium enrichment activity despite pressure and sanctions from Western countries.