RIA Novosti - Russia, China promise nothing on Iran sanctions - Netanyahu
- RIA Novosti -
2 mars 2010
Russia, China promise nothing on Iran sanctions - Netanyahu
Israel has received no guarantees from Russia or China that they will
support sanctions against Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu said on Tuesday, as quoted by national media.
However, he said that he hoped that even if their support was not
forthcoming the two permanent members of the UN Security Council would
not exercise their rights to a veto on sanctions against the Islamic
Republic over its nuclear program.
Netanyahu said on his recent visits to Russia and China that the Iranian
nuclear project was the main threat to Israeli security.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on March 1 he did not rule out
that Moscow would back sanctions against Iran, but added that if were
used, they should be a "balanced" last resort.
Iran's recent move to begin enriching uranium to 20% sparked a new wave
of international criticism, with the U.S. leading calls for new harsher
sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
Western powers suspect that Iran's nuclear program is aimed at making
weapons, while Tehran claims it needs enriched uranium for civilian
TEL AVIV, March 2 (RIA Novosti)