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The remarks by Putin come as Iran and the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) are preparing to hold nuclear talks in Moscow on June 18-19.
Putin also said there is a long history of cooperation between Iran and Russia and “Iran is our close and intimate partner for cooperation in the Caspian Sea affairs.”
The NPT is often seen to be based on a central bargain: “the NPT non-nuclear-weapon states agree never to acquire nuclear weapons and the NPT nuclear-weapon states in exchange agree to share the benefits of peaceful nuclear technology and to pursue nuclear disarmament aimed at the ultimate elimination of their nuclear arsenals
Originally posted by Praetorius
It's a damned shame some parties will never believe - or at least never ADMIT they believe - that that's all Iran is seeking to do, and instead will continue to beat the war drums up to a tempo of insanity and death.