Putin to Ahmadinejad: Russia favors more talks

October 30, 2006 21:30

Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday that Russia strongly favors further negotiations on Tehran's nuclear program, the Kremlin said. The brief statement after a telephone conversation between the two leaders was the latest indication that Russia opposes sanctions against Iran and believes the international community should try to defuse tension through talks.

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