For Russia, A Sense Of Vindication In Iran Nuclear Deal

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November 24, 2013

For Russia,  A Sense of Vindication In Iran Nuclear Deal

An upbeat Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov lauded the negotiated  settlement, saying it will benefit everyone in the long run. Russia has opposed  many of the sanctions on Iran.

By Fred Weir, Correspondent
Moscow-“No losers, only winners,” was  the gist of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov extremely upbeat statement on  Sunday’s nuclear deal with Iran, posted on his ministry’s official website.
The agreement, arrived at in Geneva during the small hours with most  foreign ministers of the P5 + 1 (the five permanent United Nations Security  Council members, plus Germany) in attendance, ends a decade of tensions,  uncertainty, and war talk over Iran’s alleged nuclear ambitions.
Though  it’s only an interim accord, Mr. Lavrov said, it changes the whole perspective  for solving other issues in the turbulent Middle East, particularly prospects  for peace in civil-war-torn Syria.
The deal…

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