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Russian Army Chief: Iran Crisis to Enter New Phase

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The situation surrounding Iran's controversial nuclear program is likely to come to a head by the summer, Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Nikolai Makarov said.

The situation surrounding Iran's controversial nuclear program is likely to come to a head by the summer, Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Nikolai Makarov said.

Washington, which suspects Iran is trying to build a nuclear bomb, says that no options have been taken off the table.

“Iran, of cause, is a sore spot. Some kind of decision should be taken, probably nearer to summer,” Makarov said.

Russia's Defense Ministry is monitoring the situation in Iran and the entire Middle East from a recently created situation center, he said.

“We used to have a general on duty at each main command. Now we have created a situation center that receives all the necessary information in real time,” Makarov said.

 

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