Hillary Clinton met with her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov to discuss the current escalation in Iranian nuclear ambitions ambitions. After the discussions concluded, there was a unanimous call from both sides to maintain a unified front against Iran’s ambitions.
After talks with her counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised Russia for its “extremely co-operative” work.
Mrs Clinton said Iran’s programme was of “serious concern”, but the US was not seeking further sanctions for now.
Mr Lavrov said Russia was “very reserved” about such a move. Iran says it is not developing nuclear weapons.
But it recently revealed it had a second uranium plant.
Mrs Clinton, in Moscow at the end of a five-day European tour, told a joint news conference with Mr Lavrov that Russia had “been extremely co-operative in the work that we have done together” on Iran.
This situation seems to be spinning out of control. Sanctions obviously don’t work very well on the global front, primarily because only the people suffer while those in power retain their wealth. It is reassuring to see that both Clinton and Lavrov acknowledge this. However, allowing Iran to pursue its nuclear ambitions may prove disastrous, although there is currently no evidence for this. Lets hope for the best.
The Associated Press has a short video on the subject: