Sept 30, 2010
Russia Wednesday called on Iran to heighten cooperation with the UN atomic watchdog, but also criticized the United States and European Union for imposing extra nuclear sanctions outside the United Nations.
“Iran must ensure the required level of transparency and cooperation with the IAEA,” Russia’s UN ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, told the UN General Assembly.
“Clarification of outstanding questions regarding the Iranian nuclear programme would meet not only the goals of strengthening the non-proliferation regime but quite obviously the interests of Iran as well,” he added.
Churkin added that “Russia sees no reasonable alternative to a political and diplomatic settlement of the Iranian nuclear problem.”
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