Iran's nuclear negotiator to meet Putin

Iran's top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili was due to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday for talks on its controversial nuclear program, following a US report that said Iran stopped developing nuclear weapons four years ago. Russia has taken a careful stance on Iran, where it is building a US$1 billion (€720 million) nuclear reactor, seeking to preserve economic and political ties without angering the West. Moscow has urged Teheran to cooperate with international nuclear inspectors, but has said it sees no evidence that Iran is seeking to develop nuclear weapons, as the United States and its allies had contended.