Topic: Iran's nuclear program
- Sanctions to make Iran cooperate with intl. community - Russian envoy
- Iran to load reactor in Sept. 2011 - nuclear chief
- Iran could acquire nuke weapons capability - Medvedev (update 1)
- Ahmadinejad says sanctions will not slow down Iranian nuclear program
- Russia says nuclear issue must not dominate Iran Six talks
Top Iranian officials on Tuesday angrily dismissed Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's remarks that Tehran was on the verge of acquiring military nuclear capability, the Fars News Agency reported.
"These remarks are at odds with reality," Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said during a press conference at the Iranian embassy in Madrid, stressing that Tehran has always sought only peaceful uses for nuclear technology.
Medvedev warned on Monday that Iran is close to acquiring the capability to make nuclear weapons. He urged Russian ambassadors to move away from "simplistic approaches" toward the Iranian nuclear problem, adding that nuclear weapons capability is not prohibited by the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
"We don't know the objectives behind such remarks," Mottaki said. "We want our own rights and we won't be satisfied with any less."
Alaeddin Boroujerdi, head of the parliamentary National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, earlier on Tuesday cautioned Moscow against being taken in by the "false information" presented by U.S. and British intelligence agencies.
"We expect Russia, as a powerful country, not to be fooled by the false information planted by American and British spy agencies," he said.
He said Medvedev's comments on Iran's nuclear program were "divorced from reality."
Medvedev reiterated Russia's position that sanctions "are not producing the desired results" but admitted that Iran was "not behaving in the best manner."
On June 9, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1929 imposing a fourth set of sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, including tougher financial controls and an expanded arms embargo.
"We are consistently urging Tehran to show the necessary openness and cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Association," the Russian president said.
He said the main goal of the latest UN resolution on Tehran was to restart the negotiation process as soon as possible.
MOSCOW, July 13 (RIA Novosti)
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- Laiyanlan...sounds like a new partner in a war against Iran.02:30, 14/07/2010President Dmitry Medvedev, in his eagerness and enthusiasm to move Russia's Champagne Elite Class to the Champagne Parties of Washington Big Dollar Class - may have one obstacle in his path; Russia's Deference and Military Establishment and its old guards - Men with the... experience to know not to trust the first night of the honeymoon in a room with the Great Harlot alone or asleep. President Medvedev, in my opinion has become a threat to Russia's security ...if it should it be revealed that it was Medvedev that exposed the Russian agents to the US authorities - as a form of proof of loyalty to his new love affair with the West. ....what timing. Qur'an (3:28) - "Let not the believers Take for friends or helpers Unbelievers rather than believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah: except by way of precaution, that ye may Guard yourselves from them..." The writing is on the wall - Iranians "simplistic approaches" - said Medvedev not Obama "are not producing the desired results" said Medvedev not Obama "not behaving in the best manner." said Medvedev not Obama "We are consistently urging Tehran to show the necessary openness and cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Association," said Medvedev not Obama "If diplomacy misses this chance, it will be a collective failure," said Medvedev not Obama ...sounds like a new partner in a war against Iran.
- email@example.comRussia Fall03:57, 14/07/2010It is too late for the Russians to try and stop Iran from not going through with the NABUKU gas deal with Turkey and to break the Russian monopoly of European market. Too bad so sad.
The lies and deceitfulness of the Russians finally caught up with them.
- RossWildThe objectives20:35, 14/07/2010Comments "divorced from reality" are in fact a wise strategic-weapon to counter some threats, in this case could be a clear warning regarding saber-rattling from West.
- vusiIran is right01:00, 15/07/2010Iran is right; the Russian president is trying hard to lose a friend in the name of Iran.
- avatar_singhangloamericans are targetting Russia not Iran ultimately-medvedev is a new yletsin03:40, 15/07/2010Tarpley predicted every move, every promise and every u-turn Obama has made over a year ago. It has all come true.
He said Obama is a creature of Zbigniew Bryzinsky; that unlike the Neo-Cons, who were all about Israel and bullying weak nations (Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran) that could not strike back, Bryzinsky is a global madman of a much more dangerous order who sees Russia and China as the threats to Anglo-American hegemony that must be countered.
He said that Obama would not want to attack Iran but rather befriend it and turn it against Russia.....that Pakistan would be Obama's first target with the aim of 'Balkanising' it in the name of something like 'dignity' and independence for the different tribal regions....so Pakistan would fragment into 4 or 5 pieces and deny China a natural ally (shared border) also impeding the setting up of an energy corridor from Iran to China through Pakistan....and so on.
Get further details here, in this brilliant but alarming documentary, "The Obama Deception":
If attempts to drag Russia into a direct military conflict in Ukraine are successful, it would be a catastrophe for Russia comparable to the 1979-1989 Afghan war. There is no direct evidence that the US is trying to bring about a second Afghan war, but indirect evidence abounds.