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Russia, US clash over Iran’s nuclear ‘rights’

Russia and the United States feuded openly over Iran’s nuclear program, with Moscow defending Tehran’s right to enrich uranium for atomic energy while visiting US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Iran could not be trusted with the process. Speaking to reporters after discussing the issue, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Rice staked out starkly differing positions on the specific question of whether the Islamic republic should be allowed to enrich uranium for any purpose. “All members of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) have this right,” Lavrov stated, adding that Russia had seen no evidence to support US claims that Iran sought to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear energy program.Full Story

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