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Russia 'Deeply Disappointed' At Iran's Nuclear Activities

Uranium enrichment complex of Natanz in central Iran (file photo) (epa) 11 January 2006 -- The Russian Foreign Ministry says Russia and the United States share a "deep disappointment" over Iran's decision to resume nuclear research.

A Foreign Ministry statement said Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had expressed their disappointment in a telephone conversation on 10 January in which they discussed a range of regional issues.

Iran on 10 January broke seals placed by the UN on its uranium-enrichment facility at Natanz in order to resume research into the nuclear fuel cycle. Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.


Iran's Nuclear Program

Iran's Nuclear Program

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


An annotated timeline of Iran's nuclear program.