Russia Warns Israel That Attacking Iran Would Be A 'Very Serious Mistake'

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As Israel says the possibility of an attack on Iran is growing larger, Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavov has warned that such action would be a huge mistake, reports the Telegraph.”This would be a very serious mistake fraught with unpredictable consequences,” Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavov told reporters in Moscow. “Military intervention only leads to a multiple rise in casualties and human suffering.”

Israel’s President, Shimon Peres, made comments recently that an attack was now being considered as an alternative to diplomacy, with growing concern over the country’s nuclear program.

The Washington Post noted that a United Nations report on Iran’s nuclear development, due to be released this week, reveals that the experts from Russia had been assisting the country in developing its capacity for building a nuclear bomb.

The report purportedly documents that Iran has overcome all the necessary hurdles needed to start building a nuclear bomb.

The Washington Post also reported that former Soviet nuclear scientist Vyacheslav Danilenko helped Iranian nuclear researchers with their work over the course of five years.

Though Russia supports sanctions against Iran it has now urged against military action, warning against retaliation and the disruption of shipping and trade routes in the Middle-East.

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