CHINA, RUSSIA CUTTING DEAL WITH IRAN ON NUCLEAR POWER WHILE US, ISRAEL, AUSTRALIA, UK, YAP AND YOWL AND ACHIEVE NOTHING
"China said on Thursday it welcomed talks between Iran and Russia next week on plans to defuse the crisis over Tehran's atomic programme, but refused to say whether it would join the meeting.
"'We hope that this Russian invitation to Iran to hold talks on the 16th about participating in an international uranium enrichment centre will help break, or encourage a break, in the current stalemate over the Iranian nuclear issue,' Foreign Ministry spokesman Kong Quan told a regular news conference."
Russia does not object to Iran having nuclear reactors to generate electricity. In fact, Russia is selling Iran nuclear reactors for domestic energy generation..
China has close ties to both Russia and Iran and wields veto power on the UN Security Council.
The International Atomic Energy Agency will report on March 6 on Iran's plans for nuclear fuel enrichment - Russia has offered to supply the fuel needed for the reactors - and Iran's response to international pressure spearheaded by the US to end its domestic nuclear energy generation plans.
PUTIN INVITES HAMAS TO MOSCOW, ISRAEL FURIOUS
"The Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday invited Hamas to Moscow, thus breaking the Israeli and US-led Western diplomatic siege of the Islamic Resistance Movement, which won the Palestinian January 25 legislative elections in a landslide, creating a political crisis with Israel, a rift with the co-members of the Middle East Quartet and cracks in the anti-Hamas pro-Israeli ranks..."