Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Count Russia and China Out Against Iran

Iran says Russia, China oppose punitive measures

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Russia and China have told Tehran they will not support sanctions or military action over the Islamic Republic's nuclear programme, Iran's foreign minister said on Tuesday, before talks between major powers in France.

Senior officials from the U.N. Security Council's permanent members -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States -- plus Germany meet later in the day to discuss the next steps after Iran rejected a U.N. call to halt uranium enrichment.

The United States, Britain and France are expected to introduce a resolution to the council this week that would legally oblige Iran to comply with U.N. demands. Reuters-Full Story

In Feb 2006, I posted on Russia and China’s interest in Iran and reasons why both countries would not back sanctions. In Jan 2006 it was reported that it was not profitable for Russia and China buys oil from Iran .

Why do they report the distance between Iran and Israel? Iran is only thousand yards away with Hamas .
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