MOSCOW, (Reuters) – A military solution to the standoff over Iran’s nuclear ambitions is unacceptable and there is no need at the moment for new sanctions, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday.
“We should not take any unilateral steps. It is not acceptable to opt for a military scenario. It would be dangerous,” Medvedev told the Valdai Club, a panel of journalists and academics who specialise in Russia.
Medvedev said Russia supported negotiations being led by European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana to persuade Iran to curb its nuclear programme in exchange for a package of incentives. “The key is that negotiations be pursued … They have been quite positive,” Medvedev said. “We should not adopt any additional sanctions now.”