Russia’s foreign minister, US Secretary of State urge Iran's nuclear issue to be solved politically

Other News Materials 6 March 2007 17:54

( IRNA ) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in a phone conversation on Tuesday assessed the latest situation of Iran's nuclear issue.

According to a report released by the Russian Foreign Ministry's Media Department, Lavrov and Rice discussed the international attempts underway to solve the issue through diplomatic ways.

During the phone conversation which took place upon the initiative of Rice and whose details have not been revealed, several significant international issues and some issues of bilateral concern were discussed.

The conversation took place while members of the so-called 5+1 group have started talks on a new draft resolution on Iran's nuclear case.

The US is attempting to attract the support of other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council to approve the draft resolution including more severe sanctions against Iran.

The US ambassador to Moscow William Burns also admitted today deep difference of views between Washington and Moscow on the issue, urging that the two countries should cooperate with each other on major issues, such as Iran.

"We should campaign against proliferation of nuclear technology in the world," he added.

Iran's entire nuclear activities are conducted within the framework of international laws, including NPT and it considers the emphasis of US and its allies on suspension of the country's uranium enrichment as illegal.