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UPDATED: 14:12, May 24, 2006
Kuwait, Russia seek peaceful means to solve Iran's nuclear issue
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Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah said on Tuesday that Kuwait supported Russia's efforts to find political and diplomatic means to solve Iran's nuclear issue.

Both Kuwait and Russia called on the international community to make joint efforts to resolve the crisis and urged Iran to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the minister told a joint news conference with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Sheikh Mohammad said it was very important for Iran's nuclear issue to be resolved in a peaceful, political and diplomatic manner.

The visiting Russian foreign minister said "we both thought that Iran's nuclear issue should be solved through peaceful means and we supported the desire of Kuwait and most countries in the region to solve the crisis through peaceful and diplomatic means."

Lavrov said that Russia did not believe that the use of force in international relations was a means of resolving crises.

"What is important ... is that Iran takes a positive stance and we hope Tehran accepts the negotiated initiatives and that it accepts total cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency," Lavrov said.

Source: Xinhua


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