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Russian Official Says Israel “Inventing” Iran Nuclear Issue

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Russian Foreign Ministry official Mikhail Ulyanov (left) with Vladimir Putin (right). Photo: wiki commons.

Arutz Sheva – A top Russian official on Thursday warned Israel that its tough stance on Iran’s development of nuclear weapons could have “catastrophic consequences.” Mikhail Ulyanov, a top official in the Russian foreign ministry, said that Israel was “inventing” stories about Iran’s nuclear capabilities that “are increasing the tension and could encourage moves towards a military solution with catastrophic consequences.”

Israel, he said, was seeking to aggravate the situation for its purposes. Israel has “political and propaganda objectives which are far from being inoffensive,”  Ulyanov said, adding that the ongoing statements by Israeli officials about Iran’s nuclear development were “noise” designed to raise tensions, and continuing to issue veiled threats could have unforeseen results – that may not be in Israel’s interests in the long run.

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