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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Russia admits Iran might be pursuing nuclear weapons

From All Headline News:
Russia, a key Iranian ally, has publicly admitted for the first time that the Islamic nation may be moving closer to creating nuclear arms.

Speaking at a meeting of ambassadors in Moscow, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said, "Iran is moving closer to possessing the potential which in principle could be used for the creation of nuclear weapons."
Iran responded characteristically:
A senior Iranian lawmaker blasted the recent allegations by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that Iran is moving closer to the acquisition of military nuclear capability, and cautioned Moscow officials not to be fooled by the "false information" presented by the US and British spy agencies.

"We expect Russia, as a powerful country, not to be fooled by the false information of the American and British spy agencies," Head of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi told FNA on Tuesday.

Noting that Medvedev's comments on Iran's nuclear program are "unreal", Boroujerdi advised Moscow not to follow the policies of the US and Britain.

He also referred to the presence of approximately 3,000 Russian experts at Iran's first nuclear power plant in the southern city of Bushehr as well as the vast cooperation between the two countries in this field, and said, "They (the Russians) are well aware that our nuclear activities are peaceful."