Medvedev on Iran: 'In some cases, sanctions are inevitable'

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Giving some ground on a top priority of US President Barack Obama, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday that sanctions are rarely productive but he opened the door to tougher ones to halt Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program. "In some cases, sanctions are inevitable," the Russian leader said after he and Obama held talks on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meetings. Medvedev said Russia and the US could help ensure success by providing incentives for Iran to comply. He did not elaborate.