When asked how far Russia and China, veto-wielding permanent members of the council, would support Washington, Manouchehr Mottaki told the Kayhan newspaper:
"The thing these two countries have fficially told us and expressed in diplomatic negotiations is their opposition to sanctions and military attacks."
"At the current juncture, I personally believe no sanctions or anything like that will be on the agenda of the Security Council,"
he said in the interview.
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Iran: Russia and China Will Not Back Sanctions
The Iranian foreign minister says that Russia and China have officially informed Tehran they will not support sanctions or military action over Iran's nuclear programme: