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Russia says Iran airstrike would be a 'mistake'

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Russia says Iran airstrike would be a 'mistake'


Russia has stepped into the increasingly tense atmosphere in Israeli-US-Iranian relations by warning any airstrikes on the Islamic Republic would be a “mistake”.

Tomorrow or on Wednesday the UN’s nuclear watchdog the IAEA is expected to confirm suspicions Iran is secretly developing a nuclear weapons capability.

“It’s not the first time Israel has threatened Iran with an air strike. Our approach is clear: that will be a big mistake fraught with unpredictable consequences. For the Iran nuclear problem, just like any other problem in the modern world, the military solution doesn’t exist,” said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Iran has insisted for years that its nuclear programme is intended only to provide electricity and that it has no weapons programme, claiming that proof to the contrary is just fabricated by the US and Israel.

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