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Putin puts Tehran in check

Putin puts Tehran in check
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First Published: Thu, Mar 22 2007. 12 10 AM IST
Updated: Thu, Mar 22 2007. 12 10 AM IST
Russia made a winning move recently when it postponed completion of the billion-dollar nuclear reactor it has been constructing near the Iranian city of Bushehr. Work will stop until Iran agrees to suspend uranium enrichment, as required by the UN Security Council. This decision contributes significantly to the cause of nuclear weapons non-proliferation. The Kremlin’s willingness to use its leverage over Tehran can also enhance the effectiveness of the International Atomic Energy Agency, bolster cooperation among Security Council members, and improve President Vladimir Putin’s fraying relations with the West. In the long run, Moscow’s last-minute Bushehr gambit may even be in the best interests of Iran... (C)ontinued defiance will only isolate Iran from the major powers as well as its neighbours.
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First Published: Thu, Mar 22 2007. 12 10 AM IST
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