Russia must take strong line on Iran

Russia must be stern in its relations with Iran. As a Rosbalt correspondent reports, this was announced today by Sergei Rogov, director of the US and Canadian Studies Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Russia is saying it is against the proliferation of WMD, he said, but it is ignoring the activity of Iran. 'Iran claims that nuclear power is peaceful but this is not true,' Mr Rogov said. Russia stands to lose a lot more from the development of nuclear power in Iran than it stands to gain, he stressed.