Ayalon: Israel welcomes new Russian stand on Iran sanctions

Ayalon Israel welcomes

Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon on Thursday welcomed steps by Russia toward endorsing additional sanctions against Iran as a way of stopping its nuclear program. Ayalon said Russian President Dmitry Medvedev opened the door to a firm international stand against Iran. He told The Associated Press on Thursday that Russia's new stand "may be the day that marks the beginning of the United Nations and the people gathering together to stop the Iranians."