| Agence France-Presse, a global news agency | 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.”


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