Moscow, London agree Iran must be urged to be more co-operative towards IAEA

Moscow and London agree that Iran should be urged to be more co-operative towards the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Russian President Vladimir Putin told a news conference in London following talks with British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

The president said he had updated the British premier on the scope of Russia-Iran co-operation.

A major emphasis of talks was traditionally placed on global developments, the situation in Iraq and the Middle East, above all, said the president.

President Putin said they both had given a positive assessment of the plan of Mideastern settlement known as the roadmap.

Moscow and London gave similar assessments of what is going on in Afghanistan, said the president.

Among other issues that dominated the meeting agenda was the situation on the Korean peninsula, and Russia's relations with the European Union and NATO, according to the president.

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