Nuclear Exchange Target - Russia
DrMarty | November 16, 2011 at 03:45 amby
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Lavrov issued the most blunt challenge possible to the new IAEA report on Iran's nuclear program, which is fraudulently constructed to fuel the West's drive for war; Lavrov demanded that the IAEA show transparency and cite which of the documents accusing Iran came from which "source" countries.
To quote the Russian press agency Interfax, "Lavrov suggested that the IAEA report had a strong political subtext. `The situation [in Iran] is traversing a path that someone has drawn up exclusively out of a need to heighten confrontation and push forth a scenario that looks like a change of government regime.'
"In the latest report, the IAEA director-general has decided to qualify facts that have been known for the last eight years [on the Iranian nuclear programme -- Interfax] as proof that there is a military programme in place. You have seen the kind of commotion this has raised in Israel, Europe, the USA."
RIA Novosti quoted Lavrov as saying that "the latest report of the IAEA director-general does not contain anything new. It just confirms, once again, that on some issues that are labelled `suspected military research', Iran still has not given the requisite explanations...
There are some documents that, according to the IAEA and those who provided the documents to the IAEA, came from a third country in relation to Iran. We call on the IAEA to name this other country, because there is a need to investigate".
On the war drive itself, Lavrov said, according to Interfax, "Threatening sanctions and bomb strikes only distances, rather than brings closer, the prospect of finding a solution through negotiations."
He repeated Russia's opposition to any new U.N. sanctions. Lavrov also opposed the Arab League's decision to suspend Syria, and said it was prompted by Western pressure to oust Assad. "We don't think this is right. And it looks planned."
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