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Russia surprised by Biden’s remarks on Iran

Posted by seumasach on July 8, 2009

The meaning of Biden’s sabre-rattling now becomes clear: it’s part of a fiendishly clever scheme to put a wedge between Russia and Iran. It’s becoming an amusing spectator sport watching the cretinous US leadership trying to cope with the reality of their ebbing power.


8th July, 2009

The Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman has said the recent remarks by US Vice President Joe Biden, who said Israel has the right to attack Iran, have surprised Moscow.

“We are very surprised at these remarks by US Vice President Biden. As we see, they are drastically out of line with the approaches that US President Barack Obama is declaring regarding the Iranian nuclear program, in particular, on the US readiness to enter a dialogue with Iran,” RIA Novosti quoted Andrei Nesterenko as saying on Tuesday.

“Israel can determine for itself — it’s a sovereign nation — what’s in their interest and what they decide to do relative to Iran and anyone else,” Biden said on Sunday on ABC’s “This Week”.

Earlier on Tuesday, Barack Obama announced that the US is “absolutely not” giving Israel a green light to attack Iran.

“We have said directly to the Israelis that it is important to try and resolve this the dispute over the Iranian nuclear program in an international setting in a way that does not create major conflict in the Middle East,” Obama said.

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