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Russia Backs Diplomacy In Iran Nuclear Crisis

October 3, 2006 -- The head of Russia's Security Council, Igor Ivanov, said today efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the standoff over Iran's nuclear program had Moscow's full backing.

Ivanov met today in Tehran with Ali Larijani, Iran's top nuclear negotiator. Russia has backed Western calls for Tehran to suspend uranium enrichment, but has opposed possible sanctions.


Security Guarantees For Iran?

Hans Blix (CTK)

SECURITY GUARANTEES On January 26, RFE/RL Radio Farda correspondent Fatemeh Aman spoke with former UN chief weapons inspector HANS BLIX about the confrontation between Iran and the international community over Tehran's nuclear ambitions. Blix urged the United States to participate in direct negotiations with Tehran and to offer Iran security guarantees that are similar to those being discussed with North Korea...(more)


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THE COMPLETE STORY: RFE/RL's complete coverage of controversy surrounding Iran's nuclear program.


An annotated timeline of Iran's nuclear program.