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Russia Insists It Alone Will Supply Iran Nukes

From an understanding Reuters:

Russia’s Atomic Energy Agency chief Sergei Kiriyenko speaks during a news conference in Moscow November 28, 2006.

Russia raps Saudi atomic fuel proposal for Iran: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s nuclear chief on Friday said only full nuclear powers should create centers for enriching uranium, in a swipe at a Saudi proposal for Arab states to help supply Iran with enriched uranium.

U.S.-allied Gulf Arab states are ready to set up a body to provide enriched uranium to Iran in a bid to defuse Tehran’s stand-off with the West over its nuclear plan, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister told a magazine this week.

Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries — Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates — have proposed creating a Middle East consortium for users of enriched uranium, Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal told the Middle East Economic Digest (MEED).

When asked about the report, Russia’s nuclear energy agency chief Sergei Kiriyenko said Russia had received no official information about the proposal, RIA news agency reported…

The Kremlin says that Iran should not be pushed into a corner and opposes tougher sanctions but senior officials say Russia has no interest in seeing Iran get nuclear weapons.

Russia, which says there is no evidence that Tehran is trying to develop a nuclear bomb, fears that a U.S. invasion of Iran could provoke a wider conflict in the Middle East.

Russia is determined to keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons, unless and until they are paid whatever the market will bear.

And they certainly don’t want any other country horning in on their deal.

They have their principles.

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