Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili today characterized Russia’s latest proposal to revive negotiations between Iran and major powers and resolve disputes over the country’s nuclear program as positive and a “good strategy.” Jalili made the comments after meeting with Russia's Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev on Monday. Patrushev heads a high-ranking delegation visiting Iran and today met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Russia’s “step-by-step” proposal calls for the international community to make limited concessions to Iran by easing economic sanctions for each step Iran takes toward meeting demands to curb weapon-related projects.
Photo: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, right, meets with Russia's Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev at the Presidential Palace in Tehran. Tuesday 16 August 2011. AP