Russia, China call on Iran to comply with UNSC

The presidents of Russia and China on Monday called on Iran to fulfill the UN Security Council's resolutions over its disputed nuclear program. Vladimir Putin and Hu Jintao also said in a joint statement that their countries - permanent, veto-wielding Security Council members -_ were ready to "search for a comprehensive, long-term and mutually acceptable solution to the Iranian nuclear problem." They also emphasized that the increasingly tense dispute should be resolved "exclusively through peaceful means."