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Russia, which helped build Iran’s first nuclear plant in Bushehr, has in recent months increased its criticism of Tehran’s nuclear programme.

But Tehran’s long-standing ally still opposes additional Western sanctions which are expected to hurt Iran’s economy.

"Regardless of any conditions … be those the conditions in which the Iranian nuclear programme expands or others, we are against the application of such measures against Iran," he was quoted by Russia’s state-run Itar-Tass news agency as saying.

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