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New York, March 9 (DPA) Russia still prefers to keep the crisis over Iran's nuclear programme out of the UN Security Council, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
Lavrov, fresh from talks with US leaders in Washington, Wednesday called for settling the dispute by having diplomats at the UN nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), draw up steps aimed at keeping Iran from building nuclear weapons.
"Let's rely on the people we hire to look after this issue," Lavrov told reporters after talks with Secretary General Kofi Annan at UN headquarters.
Originally posted by Mehran
air-strikes is very riskey and will trigger an all out war which China and Russia have been warning Bush about. Perhaps a chance of being allied with one of the other
Tehran's newspapers published news of the decision on their front pages Thursday. The official Persian-language daily Iran called the move "a message of weakness and failure" by the nuclear agency.