14 Aug '11, 11am

Nuclear weapons a waste of money: Iran: MOSCOW (AFP) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called nuclear wea...

MOSCOW (AFP) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called nuclear weapons a waste of money on Sunday as he prepared to receive a top Russian security official for crisis mediation talks. Mr Ahmadinejad said he was looking to build a closer relationship with Moscow and expecting to see the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant - Iran's first - start producing electricity next year, after many delays. He brushed aside suggestions that his previous meetings with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev were clouded by disagreements and said the two neighbours could offer 'joint solutions' to global problems. 'Nuclear weapons are the means of the previous century,' Mr Ahmadinejad told Russia Today television.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

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