Russia's Putin hopes for positive result on Iran
BAKU, Feb 22 (Reuters) President Vladimir Putin today said Russia was counting on being able to reach a positive result over the Iranian nuclear issue.
''The negotiations are not easy but we are counting reaching a positive result,'' Putin said in the Azerbaijan capital Baku.
''We are not losing optimism,'' he said referring to talks in Moscow on Monday and Tuesday with Iranian officials over a Russian proposal aimed at easing suspicions that Tehran is seeking to build an atomic weapon.
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