Russia Jewish leader: 'Iran should be recognized as a nuclear power'

The leader of Russia's Jewish community suggested on Monday that if Iran is internationally recognized as a nuclear power.

Russia Jewish leader: 'Iran should be recognized as a nuclear power'
Russian RIA Novosti reported the leader of Russia's Jewish community suggested on Monday that if Iran is internationally recognized as a nuclear power, it will be easier to solve the international crisis over its nuclear program.

"Perhaps it is time to recognize Iran as a nuclear power, which the corresponding assignment of obligations to enter international agreements," said Vyacheslav Moshe Kantor, a Geneva-based billionaire businessman who chairs the Russian Jewish Congress and the European Jewish Congress.

He said that with such status, entirely different "containment mechanisms" could be used with Iran.

Kantor chaired the organizing committee for the Luxembourg Conference for the Prevention of Nuclear Catastrophe last year.

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