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Friday, March 16, 2012

State Department denies asking Russia to threaten Iran

The State Department is denying a story that appeared in a Russia newspaper on Wednesday that claimed that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to warn Iran that the upcoming P-5+1 talks are its last chance to avoid war. This is from the first link.
"The secretary did not send a warning to the Iranians through (Russian) Foreign Minister (Sergei) Lavrov," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters when asked about a report on Wednesday in the Moscow daily Kommersant.

Asked if Clinton had used the word "last" in talks with Lavrov on Monday, Nuland replied: "She didn't use that adjective in her meeting."


Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said he could neither confirm nor deny the information published in Kommersant. He did not elaborate.
Of course, it's not their last chance. There is no way President Obama will attack Iran before or after the elections. Of course, what that 'maniac' Netanyahu might do is a different story.

What could go wrong?

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