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Russia warns US on Iran pressure

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Pressuring Iran and threatening further sanctions over its nuclear programme would be counter-productive, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.

Speaking after talks in Moscow with US counterpart Hillary Clinton, Mr Lavrov said every effort should be made to continue negotiations.

But Mrs Clinton praised Russia for its help on the issue.

Kim Ghattas reports.

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