Russia expects nuclear explanations from Iran: Medvedev

15th July 2010, Comments 0 comments

Russia expects explanations from Iran over its nuclear programme and its full cooperation with the international community, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday.

"Iran is an active trade partner of ours. But this does not mean that we are indifferent to how Iran is developing its nuclear programme," Medvedev said at a news conference alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

"We are not indifferent to how the military component of this programme looks. In this respect we expect the corresponding explanations from Iran." "Iran should find the courage to start full cooperation with the international community, even if it does not like some of the questions that are posed," he added.

Medvedev angered Iranian officials but gladdened the United States earlier this week when he declared that Iran was close to having the potential to build a nuclear weapon.

© 2010 AFP

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