Putin: Iran obeys NPT rules, but threats to Israel unacceptable

In a wide-ranging Russia Today TV interview, President Vladimir Putin Tuesday balanced his remarks on Iran, Russia’s ally in the Syrian war. He said he has not doubt that “Iran is adhering to international commitments on nuclear non-proliferation – because there is o proof of the opposite.” But he also said “Tehran cannot ignore regional and international concerns about its nuclear program.”  Iran is in a very difficult region, he added, “and when we hear … from Iran that Israel could be destroyed, I consider that absolutely unacceptable. That does not help." Putin also criticized Tehran for rejecting Russia’s offer to enrich uranium on Tehran’s behalf.

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