MOSCOW, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Russia and the United States share a common vision on the Iranian nuclear problem but differ on the specific approach to the issue, a Kremlin spokesman said Friday.
"We do not want to jeopardize the non-proliferation regime, meanwhile we will accept the rights of the Iranians for peaceful use of nuclear energy," Dmitry Peskov told The National Interest, an American magazine.
Russia accepts only diplomatic and political means in dealing with Teheran, rejecting any sanctions, he said.
"We still have room for diplomatic activity and then we still have to use our joint influence to continue the dialogue with Iran. Diplomacy is preferable," Peskov said.
The official noted Moscow hopes Iran would behave reciprocally. "We are hoping for reciprocal understanding from our Iranian partners, who will definitely take a cooperative attitude."
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned Wednesday at an annual press conference that attempts to solve the Iranian nuclear problem via military means could be dangerous.
Lavrov urged Iran to be responsive to requests from the IAEA on possible military elements in its nuclear program.
He pointed at the lingering pauses and slow pace of the talks between the P5+1, comprising Britain, France, Russia, the United States, China, plus Germany, and Iran over the latter's nuclear program.