February 9, 2010
Russian official: Iran nuclear program testing world’s patience
Iran’s decision to enrich uranium to higher levels has raised new doubts about Tehran’s nuclear program and is testing the patience of the global community, Russian officials said Tuesday.
The tough statements appeared to indicate that Russia is increasingly warming up to the U.S. push for a new set of international sanctions against Iran.
Iran says it doesn’t want to have nuclear weapons. But its actions, including its decision to enrich uranium to 20 percent, have raised doubts among other nations, and these doubts are quite well-founded, Nikolai Patrushev, the chief of Russia’s Security Council, said in televised remarks.
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