Moscow: Speaking in favour of Iran, which is a member of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the country has an inalienable right to develop a peaceful nuclear programme under the control of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

During a meeting with Israel's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Strategic Affairs Moshe Ya'alon on Wednesday June 1, Lavrov stated arguments in support of the Russian approach in favour of resolving all concerns about the nature of the Iranian nuclear programme solely through negotiations.

He expressed Russia's readiness to assist in achieving this goal and reiterated that Iran has a right to develop a peaceful nuclear programme under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) control.

(Agencies)