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Russia Says World Ready To Offer Iran Guarantees

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov (file photo) (epa) May 29, 2006 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today said the world's major powers are ready to guarantee Iran's right to develop nuclear energy if Tehran cooperates fully with the UN's nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Lavrov made the remarks after meeting in Moscow with the president of the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly (PACE).


Security Guarantees For Iran?

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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