Russian, Iranian leaders discuss Lebanon crisis

Russian, Iranian leaders discuss Lebanon crisis
Russian, Iranian leaders discuss Lebanon crisis

The two leaders spoke over the telephone on Tuesday, a brief statement said. Ahmadinejad arrived Tuesday in the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan for a two-day visit.

Iran initiated the call, the statement said, but gave no other details. Russia has tried to defuse tensions over Iran's nuclear program with a proposal that Russia provide all enriched uranium used by Iran, which would allow control of whether the uranium was enriched to weapons-grade. Iran has not rejected the proposal, but also has not accepted it, according to the AP.