MOSCOW — A news agency is quoting a Russian diplomat
as saying the sextet of countries negotiating with Iran over its
nuclear program sees no alternative to a diplomatic solution.
Interfax agency says Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was
speaking after a teleconference with officials from the US, Germany,
China, France and Britain.
Ryabkov reportedly said all of those
in Wednesday's teleconference "stated that the search for a solution
through diplomatic efforts does not and cannot have any alternative."
resistance to international pressure has raised concerns about its
nuclear ambitions. Tehran says it is for peaceful purposes, but the
US and other Western allies say they believe Iran is aiming to make