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March 21, 2012 12:00 am

Russia: Iran Would Acquire Nuclear Weapon if Attacked

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (left) with President Dmitry Medvedev (center) and two ambassadors in Moscow. Photo: wiki commons.

Ynet – Russia warned Tuesday that Iran would have no option but to develop nuclear weapons if it came under attack from either the United States or Israel over its contested atomic program.

“The CIA and other US officials admit they now have no information about the Iranian leadership taking the political decision to produce nuclear weapons,” Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Moscow’s Kommersant FM radio.

“But I am almost certain that such a decision will surely be taken after (any) strikes on Iran,” Lavrov said.

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