Monday, November 14, 2011

Russia and China 'refuse' to back Obama as they stay silent over Iran nuclear bomb threat - 14th Nov 2011

Barack Obama was met with a wall of silence from his counterparts in China and Russia when he brought up the increasing problem of Iran's nuclear programme at a global summit.

The President had sought support from Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev and China's Hu Jintao at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Hawaii at the weekend.

However neither leader publicly voiced support for Obama's statements in Honolulu.

Obama's comments came after the release of a UN nuclear watchdog report that said there was 'credible' information Tehran may have worked on developing nuclear weapons.

According to Al Jazeera, there was 'absolutely no consensus' between the leaders on how to deal with Iran following the release of the information. Read More