US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has told the BBC that Russia now recognises the threat posed by Iran. Wrapping up a European tour in Moscow, Mrs Clinton said Russian leaders had in private said they were ready to act if Tehran did not meet its obligations.
Mrs Clinton told the BBC on Wednesday that Russia in the past six months had “moved tremendously” to acknowledge the threat of Iran’s programme. But Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, on a visit to China, said it was too early to talk about sanctions on Iran.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that threats of sanctions were counter-productive.