Vladimir Putin and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "discussed the current situation in the Middle East," the statement said. "In this regard both presidents agreed that the situation in Lebanon and in the whole region had escalated further."Meanwhile, the Israel Defence Force has been ordered to move up to the Litani River, though this potentially week-long process could be halted depending on the outcome of negotiations at the U.N. and on whether the new U.S.-French draft ceasefire resolution includes the disarming of Hizballah, among other things.
Friday, August 11, 2006
Putin and Ahmadinejad Confer (Again)
According to RIAN, the presidents of Russia and Iran have held another telephone discussion on the situation in the Middle East.