Lavrov: Russia to continue Iran crisis mediation

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Sunday that Moscow will continue its efforts to help resolve the Iranian nuclear crisis until a planned meeting of the United Nations's nuclear watchdog agency in just over a week, Russian news reports said. Russia has offered to enrich uranium for Iran to ease world concerns over Tehran's nuclear program. The March 6 meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency could start a process leading to punishment by the UN Security Council, which has the authority to impose sanctions on Iran. "Contacts will continue until the IAEA board meeting on March 6," Lavrov said, according to the Interfax, ITAR-Tass and RIA Novosti news agencies.