|Russia says will veto any UN resolution authorizing strike on Iran||
TEHRAN – Moscow will scuttle any UN Security Council resolution that could be interpreted as authorizing military action against Iran, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday, RIA Novosti reported.
“As the Libyan experience has shown, sadly, a military scenario is possible,” Lavrov said during an interview with the Russian daily Rossiyskaya Gazeta when asked whether Israel or the United States could start military operations in Iran.
Russia will therefore exercise an extremely cautious approach at the UN Security Council, he added.
“We won’t allow any more such disingenuous interpretations. We will see to it that no resolution is open to interpretation like the one on Libya,” Lavrov stated.
The Russian foreign minister also said that there is “absolutely no evidence” that Iran has decided to include a military component in its nuclear program.
The main bone of contention between Tehran and the West is Iran’s uranium enrichment program.
Iran says all its nuclear activities are totally peaceful, and, as an International Atomic Energy Agency member and a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, it has the legal right to produce nuclear fuel for its research reactors and nuclear power plants.
Certain Israeli and Western officials have issued threats of military action against Iran over its nuclear program.
And Iran has made it clear that any attack on the country will be met with a crushing response.
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