Putin: “The U.S. Administration's pragmatic position played a significant role in progress on the Iranian issue”

Putin: “The U.S. Administration
# 19 December 2013 13:37 (UTC +04:00)

“We shouldn’t forget that the U.S. Administration is under the influence of various forces, significant part of the Congress that is geared to Israel’s position,” he said.

He stated that Iran is one of Russia's key partners in the region: “We intend to develop cooperation with Iran in all fields.”

Putin regarded sanctions against Iran as a wrong decision: “It is ineffective in the solution of the problem. Iranian people should have opportunity to develop their high technology, including nuclear program for peaceful purposes. The international community has no right to make discriminatory demands against Iran.”