On the subject of sanctions, Russia's position remains unchanged. Russia still believes that Iran should more actively and broadly cooperate with the IAEA and
other countries," spokeswoman Natalia Timakova told reporters on Tuesday.
"If these obligations are not fulfilled, no one can exclude the application of sanctions," AFP quoted Timakova as saying.
She stated that Medvedev also outlined Moscow's position on Iran's nuclear program to the Israeli prime minister, who was in Moscow on Tuesday to try to persuade Russia to support a new UN resolution imposing sanctions on Iran.
Russia has never taken any substantial action to limit Iran's nuclear program. In fact, every step of the way they have stood in the way when the U.S. and others tried to stop it. As such, these statements should be viewed skeptically until there is tangible action.