Nicolas Sarkozy has made his first official visit to Russia. The French President is in Moscow for talks with Vladimir Putin, the man with whom he now says he can do business.
It will not be plain sailing for Sarkozy, however. Just before the visit he reportedly told a Russian newspaper that France would not compromise on the need for tougher sanctions on Iran.
Moscow thinks that further sanctions in the row over Iran’s nuclear programme will not be helpful in the search for a solution.