Dmitry Medvedev has dismissed baseless US-led allegations that the
Islamic Republic is pursuing a nuclear weapons program.
“The international community so far has no proof that Iran is
building nuclear weapons,” he said at the annual World Economic Forum on
The Russian president told world leaders and top executives at the forum that his country has long-term relations with Iran.
He further pointed out that he hopes Moscow can play a fruitful role in the ongoing dialog between Iran and the West.
Medvedev also said that he told his Iranian counterpart President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a recent phone call to show that Tehran’s nuclear
activities are peaceful, the Associated Press reported.
Western powers accuse Tehran of following a military nuclear program, a charge repeatedly refuted by the Islamic Republic.
Last June, the UN Security Council imposed a fourth round of
sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program under Western pressure.
Describing such sanctions as illegal under international law, Iran
says that such measures will not prevent it from pursuing peaceful
nuclear technology, which is mostly needed for curing cancer patients.
Iran says it has the right to use peaceful nuclear energy as a
member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and a signatory