The US isn’t seeking further nuclear sanctions against Iran, at least not for now, Hillary Clinton said today, after meeting with her Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov in Moscow. The pair professed unity on the Iranian issue, with Clinton praising Russia for its “extremely cooperative” work. Clinton added that if pending talks don’t yield progress, sanctions will be back on the table.
“Our positions coincide,” said Lavrov, though he added that “Threats of sanctions…are, in our opinion, counterproductive.” He said neither the US nor Russia had requested anything of each other with regards to Iran. But a BBC analyst sees things differently: Clinton, he says, surely sought a more tangible commitment from Lavrov, but didn't get one.