Iranian envoy to meet Russian security adviser

February 7, 2007 18:14

Russian President Vladimir Putin's security adviser will meet Thursday with an envoy of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the security council said Wednesday. Security Council secretary Igor Ivanov will meet with Ali Akbar Velayati, Ivanov's spokeswoman Kseniya Roshchina said. Both men are former foreign ministers. Russia has urged Iran to take steps to prove its claims that it is not seeking nuclear weapons, but is a staunch supporter of Tehran's right to a peaceful nuclear energy program.

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