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(Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that Iran needs to answer the demands of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over its nuclear programme.
A UN inspection report, published by the International Atomic Energy Agency, says Iran is continuing to stockpile enriched uranium. The report states Tehran's already accumulated around 3 tons of nuclear fuel - enough for 3 atomic bombs if it's refined further. Igor Kokhlov from the Institute of World Economy in Moscow explained why toughened international sanctions against Iran have proven ineffective.
"We have been maintaining contacts with the Iranian side on the basis of the position of the Iran Six, which was agreed on three years ago, but it would, most likely, not hurt to reexamine this document as part of preparations for restarting talks, to see to what extent it, in all its parts, accurately reflects the essence of the current situation," Lavrov told journalists.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
Well it seems that now the Russians themselves [who have been working closely with the Iranians and have helped bring a plant online] are also starting to get a bit edgy.
The Russian Foreign Ministry warned on Wednesday of retaliatory measures if new sanctions against Iran affected Russian companies or individuals.
"While the Agency continues to verify the non-diversion of declared nuclear material in Iran, Iran has not provided the necessary cooperation to permit the Agency to confirm that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities.