New Delhi: Concerned over the situation
developing around Iran`s nuclear issue, India, China, Russia,
Brazil and South Africa on Thursday warned any military action could
result in "disastrous consequences" and pushed for dialogue
and diplomatic efforts to resolve the problem.
At a Summit meeting here, the five-nation grouping BRICS
also expressed worries over the situation in Syria and called
for an immediate end to all violence and violations of human
rights while seeking solutions only through Syrian-led
inclusive political process.
"We are concerned about the situation that is emerging
around Iran’s nuclear issue," said a Joint Declaration issued
after the meeting of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Chinese
President Hu Jintao, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev,
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and South African President
Jacob Zuma here.
"The situation concerning Iran cannot be allowed to
escalate into a conflict, the disastrous consequences of which
will be in no one?s interest," it said.
The leaders said they "recognize" Iran’s right to
peaceful uses of nuclear energy consistent with its
They supported resolution of the issues involved through
political and diplomatic means and dialogue between the
parties concerned, including between the IAEA and Iran and in
accordance with the provisions of the relevant UN Security
"Iran has a crucial role to play for the peaceful
development and prosperity of a region of high political and
economic relevance and we look to it to play its part as a
responsible member of the global community," they said.