Monday, March 26, 2007

Russian, Chinese Presidents Call on Iran to Fulfill UN Resolution

The presidents of Russia and China today called on Iran to fulfill the UN Security Council's resolutions over its nuclear program.

"Russia and China are calling on Iran to take necessary constructive steps to fulfill the UN Security Council resolutions and (IAEA) board decisions," said President Vladimir Putin and President Hu Jintao in a joint statement. The two presidents had been meeting today in Moscow.

Russia and China have been reluctant to join the United States and other Western nations in an aggressive push for punitive sanctions against the Islamic Republic, but they joined other members of the Security Council on Saturday in voting to impose new sanctions on Iran.

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