Iran has right to peaceful use of atomic energy: Lavrov

Russian Foreign Min supported Iran`s right to develop peaceful N-program.

Last Updated: Jun 02, 2011, 21:11 PM IST

Moscow: Iran, a member of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, has an inalienable right to develop a peaceful nuclear programme under the control of the IAEA, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

During a meeting with Israel`s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Strategic Affairs Moshe Ya`alon yesterday, June 1, Lavrov "stated arguments in support of the Russian approach in favour of resolving all concerns about the nature of the Iranian nuclear programme solely through negotiations".
He expressed Russia`s readiness to assist in achieving this goal and reiterated that Iran has a right to develop a peaceful nuclear programme under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) control.

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