Skip to comments.Russia 'worried' about talk of possible attack on Iran
Posted on 02/26/2007 11:59:01 AM PST by Flavius
MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday that Moscow is "worried" about the possibility of US military action against Iran.
"We are worried that the forecasts and suppositions of a possible attack on Iran have become more frequent," Lavrov said during a meeting with President Vladimir Putin that was shown on state television.
Lavrov referred in particular to comments made last week by US Vice President Dick Cheney, who said that "all options are still on the table" for Washington to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
"What attacks are they talking about, without sanctions from the UN Security Council?" Putin asked during the meeting at his Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow.
"No-one is talking about such sanctions," Lavrov responded.
Russia has relatively close ties with Iran and is building the country's first nuclear power station at Bushehr, although Moscow agreed to support limited UN sanctions in December against the Islamic republic.
Washington suspects Iran of developing nuclear weapons under cover of a nuclear energy programme. Iran denies this, saying its nuclear programme is strictly for civilian energy generation.
Representatives of six key powers, including Russia, gathered in London on Monday for talks on how to increase pressure on Tehran amid mounting tension over the Islamic republic.
The United States, while insisting it has no military plans against Iran, is beefing up its naval firepower in the Gulf: two US aircraft carrier groups are now there, the highest concentration since the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
And the New Yorker magazine reported Sunday that the United States is stepping up covert operations in Iran in a new strategy that risks sparking an "open confrontation" and benefits Sunni radicals.
The weekly reported that the US Defence Department had formed a special planning group to draw up possible attacks on Iran "that can be implemented, upon orders from the president, within 24 hours."
More likely the 3 carrier groups in the area!
They are "worried" they won't be fully paid for giving Iran those nuke facilites.
The Democrats are worried as well, and for precisely the same reason -- they both see a quick, clear-cut American victory in the cards.
I don't believe that playing with enriched uranium is enough to get Iran attacked. They'll have to do something else that's egregious.
I wonder if Amadumdingdong or whatever his name is in Iran has been backed up because of a tight sphincter lately?...If we happen to go there,we should pay a quick visit to Syria as well.
Allow a UN group to oversee their operations.
Takin' care of business.
Oh yeah, like we need another reason. Like Iran killing our solders in Iraq. That's enough justification to bomb the SH** out of that country. Putin and his mafia gang should just shut the F**K up.
If they're that damned worried then they better get busy putting some pressure on Ineedadinerjacket and the mullahs.
Until you ask the UN permission to act within Chechnya you can stick it, Pooty. And after that you can still stick it!
Nah. Putin can't be that dumb. My suspicion is that this is their way of "helping out."
Putin's jihadist proxies can't hide behind the communist UN.
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