Putin and Ahmadinejad discuss Lebanon crisis

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
July 26, 2006 10:33

President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have discussed the Lebanon crisis and tensions over Iran's nuclear program, the Kremlin said. The two leaders spoke over the telephone on Tuesday, a brief statement said. Ahmadinejad arrived Tuesday in the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan for a two-day visit. Iran initiated the call, the statement said, but gave no other details. Russia has tried to defuse tensions over Iran's nuclear program with a proposal that Russia provide all enriched uranium used by Iran, which would allow control of whether the uranium was enriched to weapons-grade. Iran has not rejected the proposal, but also has not accepted it. At the United Nations, the United States and key European nations moved closer to agreement with Russia Tuesday on a Security Council resolution that would give Iran about a month to suspend uranium enrichment or face economic and diplomatic sanctions. For the full story…


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