Sunday, July 09, 2006

Iran to top G-8 summit agenda: Russian Communist Party leader

Islamic Republic News Agency:
The leader of Russia's Communist Party, Gennady Zyuganov, said here Saturday that Iran's nuclear case would top the agenda of the summit of the world's leading industrialized countries (G8) slated to be held in the eastern Russian port city of St Petersburg on July 15-17. READ MORE

Zyuganov's remarks were made during an exclusive interview with IRNA in which he highlighted Iran's key role and position in the region and its ancient civilization.

He stressed that a fair settlement of Iran's nuclear case could only be achieved through negotiations.

He warned that US and Western adventurism in Iranian affairs would lead to instability of the entire region.

Pointing to US strategies in the region, including rallying other advanced states and international organizations to support its plans to manipulate affairs of independent states, he urged Russia and other countries keen on defending international stability to act more responsibly.

The representative of Russia's State Duma, who criticized the US' attitude towards Iran's nuclear case, said G-8 member states should act in such a way that "the mistake committed in Iraq would not see a repeat in Iran."

He expressed his opposition to Russian participation in any US moves to dictate its policies on independent states.