From Jihad Watch
Russia today offered its most outspoken support yet of the controversial nuclear programme in Iran, its neighbour and trading partner.
“Our advice to our Iranian colleagues and friends is to complete work with the International Atomic Energy Authority and to calmly continue its nuclear energy programme… and on this path we are ready to provide assistance to Iran,” Sergei Kislyak, the Deputy Foreign Minister, told a security conference in Moscow.
From Axis Information and Analysis July 2005
Cardinal changes in Russian-Iranian relations are not in view, said Aleksey Dedov, Russia’s provisional Charge d’Affaires in Tehran, in an interview in the Russian daily, Nezavisimaya Gazeta. “Shortly after his election, Ahmadinejad personally confirmed the success of the Iranian leadership’s strategic line towards further development of mutually beneficial and multidirectional cooperation with Russia,”