BBC News reports:
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signalled that Moscow might be prepared to soften its opposition to sanctions against Iran over its nuclear plans.
Mr Medvedev, speaking after talks with US President Barack Obama, said that in some cases sanctions were “inevitable”. Earlier, a Russian official said Moscow could support fresh sanctions if there was enough evidence from UN inspectors. Iran’s president did not refer directly to the nuclear stand-off in his address to the UN General Assembly in New York.
Much rather have sanctions against Iran than war. So the softening of the Russian stance is a welcome development. Though I get the feeling that hawks on all side won’t be very happy with this – preferring instead a hardline confrontation.
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