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Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert spoke Wednesday morning with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who telephoned in order to express Russian President Vladimir Putin's and the Russian people's wishes both for a quick recovery to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and for success to Acting Prime Minister Olmert.
Olmert said that Israel was concerned about developments in Iran, including statements by its leaders regarding Israel.
He asserted that the issue should be transferred to the UN Security Council as soon as possible so that the necessary steps could be taken in order prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear state.
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