Iran's authorities which have repeatedly expressed their readiness to help increase the efficiency of the IAEA guarantees, must undertake real steps aimed at excluding any suspicions with regard to their nuclear programme.
Head of the Federation Council International Committee Mikhail Margelov said this, while commenting on the American allegations that Russia assists Iran with the development of nuclear weapons.
Like the IAEA and other participants in the Nuclear non-proliferation treaty, Russia needs clarity with regard to Iran's nuclear programme. Therefore, the senator stressed, Russia expects an objective report of IAEA General Director Mohammad Al-Baradei in June.
According to the senator, the Russo-Iranian co-operation will never go beyond the clear framework of international non-proliferation commitments. "I am sure that this approach will not bring about any differences at the Russo-American summit in St Petersburg," he said.
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