May 21, 2012
Some Western countries are still considering a military operation against Iran as an option over its nuclear programme, a Russian minister said Sunday.
“Russia is concerned that the possibility to try to solve the Iranian nuclear problem by military means is still viewed as real,” Xinhua quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying.
“We still hear messages from public and intelligence channels, which show that certain capitals regard this option as much more applicable to the situation (around Iran) than it was before,” he said upon his return from the G8 summit in the US.
Ryabkov warned such an operation against Iran will inevitably bring “negative effect for the security of many countries” and “dire consequences for the global economy”.