Russia today proposed a "step-by-step" approach in resolving the Iranian nuclear impasse. Under the plan, Iran would take steps to address the IAEA concerns and be rewarded with a gradual easing of sanctions. The proposal, described by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, seeks to revive negotiations over the country’s nuclear program.
"The response to each specific step of Iran would be followed by some reciprocal step, like freezing some sanctions and shortening the volume of sanctions," Lavrov said at a news conference with US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton in Washington [Reuters, 13 July].
The Russians are reportedly pushing to resume talks between Iran and the six world powers in Moscow in the week of July 25.