Bush Promises Russian Foreign Minister Will Not Launch War on Iran
PanAmermenian.net – via RawStory.com February 3, 2007
Upon return from Washington Russian FM Sergey Lavrov briefed on the basic topics discussed during the meeting with President George Bush. “The Bush administration assured me that the U.S. is not planning a war against Iran,” the Russian Foreign Minister said, reports the BBC Russian branch.
“The U.S. assured us that the presence of additional forces and equipment in the Persian Gulf region is aimed at stabilization,” said Lavrov.
In his words, Moscow and Washington assume that talks with Iran should be held via the UN Security Council. Moscow rates U.S. sanctions against Iran as illegitimate and is also going to press for their cancellation. “We will press for cancellation of these sanction as in the case with “Sukhoy”, Sergey Lavrov underscored.
Last updated 05/02/2007