Russian FM: US has no plans for war against Iran

By
February 3, 2007 12:30

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Saturday that US officials assured him in meetings in Washington this week that the United States does not have plans to launch military action against Iran, Russian news agencies reported. Lavrov, who returned to Moscow on Saturday from meetings with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and others, said he discussed the United States' plans to send additional forces to Iraq and neighboring areas. "The American side assured us that they have no plans for war against Iran and that the additional presence of forces and equipment in the Persian Gulf region is aimed at stabilizing the situation," the ITAR-Tass and RIA-Novosti news agencies quoted him as saying. In addition to the deployment of 21,500 more American soldiers to Iraq, the US Navy is building up forces in the Middle East, prompting concern in Iran, which is already locked in a standoff with the US and Europe over its nuclear program.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Protesters with painted faces pray in Cambodia
November 16, 2018
U.N.-Cambodia convicts two ex-Khmer Rouge leaders of genocide

By REUTERS