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Russian president warns Iran getting closer to being able to make nuclear weapons


July 12, 2010

MOSCOW (KATAKAMI / MACLEANS.CA)  – Russia’s president says Iran is closer to being able to develop nuclear weapons and new sanctions against Iran could stimulate efforts to resolve tensions.

Russian news agencies on Monday quoted Dmitry Medvedev as telling a meeting of Russian ambassadors that “Iran is getting closer to possessing the potential that in principle can be used to produce nuclear weapons.”

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Although Russia had generally resisted sanctions against Iran, it supported a new round of them that the U.N. imposed in June.

“They do make a certain sense — it is a signal to stimulate the negotiating process,” Medvedev was quoted as saying.

Russia has clearly become impatient with its longtime ally in the dispute between Iran and the international community over its nuclear program.


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