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Russia Calls for Dialogue on Iran Nuclear Issue
Moscow, January 12 (KCNA) -- Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Wednesday called on Iran and other concerned parties to resolve the Iran nuclear issue by dialogues.

Ryabkov told the state-owned Itar-Tass news agency that Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) should exert more efforts to solve the issue by dialogues and cooperation.

Ryabkov also urged Iran and Western countries to refrain from statements and actions that could aggravate the situation in the Strait of Hormuz.

In addition, the official stressed that Russia rejects oil sanctions against Iran, as the new sanctions would not strengthen the nuclear non-proliferation.

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