US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the time to slap sanctions on Iran over its atomic programme has not yet come.
Earlier, America’s top diplomat met President Dmitry Medvedev during a two day mission to Moscow to reset US relations with Russia. At a media conference with Russian Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov Clinton praised Russia’s help in tackling the issue. “We are aware that we might not be as successful as we need to be so we have always looked at the potential of sanctions in the event that we are not successful, that we cannot assure ourselves and others that Iran has decided not to pursue nuclear weapons,” Clinton said. The signing of a new arms reduction treaty also topped the agenda and Lavrov indicated significant progress had been made with the US.