Russia has been assured by Iran that it had no plans to develop nuclear arms, President Vladimir Putin said.
"Two days ago I spoke by telephone with [President of Iran Mohammed] Khattami on his request, and he confirmed to me once again that Iran had no plans to develop nuclear arms," the Russian President said at a news conference in Moscow.
Moreover, he said, the Iranian leadership is prepared to join in full measure all IAEA protocols and demands that would require control over its nuclear programs.
The head of Russian Technologies, Sergei Chemezov, clarified the fate of anti-aircraft guided missiles that Russia was supposed to deliver to China
The Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested Michael Calvey, the founder of Baring Vostok investment fund, on allegations of embezzling 2.5 billion rubles from Vostochny Bank. Calvey will be held in custody until April 13