US National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley was due to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and other high-ranking officials on Monday, the same day as the Iranian foreign minister was visiting the Russian capital.
Hadley's two-day visit came amid US efforts to rally support for bringing Iran before the UN Security Council for possible economic penalties if it does not back away from what the US says is a covert drive to build nuclear weapons. Iran insists its nuclear program is for peaceful, power-generating purposes.
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