No proof Iran building nuclear weapons: Lavrov

There is no proof that Iran is working to develop nuclear weapons, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday.

However in order for UN sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic to be lifted, Iran must prove its nuclear program has a 100% peaceful character, Lavrov told the U.S. PBS TV channel.

He also warned that any attack on Iran would have “negative” consequences for the region, RIA Novosti reported.

Lavrov went on to say that Russia voted in favor of the UN sanctions against Iran in order to demonstrate that it would not stand for any violation of the nonproliferation regime.

Lavrov also urged Iran to comply fully with the demands of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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