Russia urges Iran to show 'good will' on nukes

Russia's foreign minister on Thursday urged Iran to show good will in resolving the dispute over its nuclear program, as a senior Iranian envoy held talks in Moscow. Sergey Lavrov told Ali Akbar Velayati, an envoy of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that Moscow hoped for a positive response in Teheran to its efforts to achieve a solution. President Vladimir Putin last week said that Moscow backed a "time-out" proposed by the head of the UN nuclear watchdog agency that calls for holding off on imposing UN sanctions if Teheran suspends uranium enrichment in its nuclear program.