by A. Savyon
In the past 24 hours, there has been an exchange of harsh words between
The following are the details of the interchange:
In a May 26, 2010 speech in
"Russian leaders should not create a situation that makes [the] Iranian people place
He continued, "If I were the Russian president, when taking decisions on subjects related to the great Iranian nation, I would think things through more."
Kremlin Aide Prikhodko: "Nobody Has Ever Managed to Preserve Prestige With... Political Demagogy"
A few hours later,
He continued, "Nobody has ever managed to preserve prestige with the help of political demagogy. I am confident that the many thousands of years of the history of
On May 27, 2010, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov dismissed Ahmadinejad's statement, telling a news conference that "it is being interpreted [in
a) An unprecedented warning to
b) It should be noted that Lavrov reminded Tehran that Russia is the superpower that is dealing with problems – one of which is Iran: "All the decisions that [Russia] makes on all questions of external policy are based on national [Russian] interests and on our responsibility as a great state which is involved in an array of international efforts to resolve difficult situations. And
A. Savyon is Director of the Iranian Media Project.
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 Press TV,
 Associated Press, May 27, 2010.