Reports: top Russian lawmaker criticizes Iran

A senior Russian lawmaker on Sunday harshly criticized Iran for its rejection of Moscow's proposal to host its uranium enrichment program, saying the move has destroyed the only chance for a compromise in the Iranian nuclear standoff, news reports said. Konstantin Kosachev, the head of international affairs committee of the lower house of Russian parliament, warned Tehran that its refusal to continue talks on the Russian offer could "radicalize" a planned discussion of the Iranian nuclear issue at the United Nations Security Council, the Interfax and RIA Novosti news agencies reported.