Russian diplomat: In case of consensus, we'll back new Iran sanctions

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As Iranian leaders continued to react angrily to last week's IAEA resolution, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday that Moscow would back any decision to impose more sanctions against Iran, news agency Reuters reported. "If there is a consensus on Iran sanctions, we will not stand aside," the diplomat was quoted as saying. He added, however, that sanctions were not an immediate concern. "We would rather have Iran cooperating more openly … to alleviate concerns, which are gaining more ground," he said.