'Iran Six' should provide security guarantees to Tehran : Russia

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Moscow, May 14 (UNI) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today the 'Iran Six' group of negotiators on its nuclear problem should provide security guarantees to Tehran to persuade the country to freeze uranium enrichment.

''I believe that the 'Iran Six' could take the next step and put specific proposals on the negotiating table, giving Iran security guarantees and ensuring it a more distinguished place that it deserves at peace negotiations on the situation in West Asia,'' Mr Lavrov said after meeting with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg.

The six nations negotiating with Iran on its controversial nuclear programme include five permanent members of the UN Security Council (Russia, the United States, China, Britain, France) and Germany.

Unfortunately, not all Iran Six mediators are read for this new approach to negotiations with Iran, RIA Novosti reported quoting Lavrov as saying.

''When some of the mediators ignore a common approach and begin taking unilateral steps, it clearly undermines our mutual efforts to resolve the existing situation through peaceful means,'' he stressed.

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