AFP.com | Agence France-Presse, a global news agency

AFP.com | Agence France-Presse, a global news agency
MOSCOW (AFP) – Russia expressed apprehension Tuesday over the possibility of a war with Iran evoked by French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, who again urged tougher sanctions to halt Tehran’s nuclear programme.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov emphasised Russia’s “concern” over “multiple reports that military action against Iran is being seriously considered. It’s hard to imagine what that could do to the region.”

Kouchner, on a visit to Russia, meanwhile called for “working on precise sanctions” and added that France and Russia had differences on the issue.

However, the French foreign minister underlined that “everything should be done to avoid war.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s