August 17, 2005

CORRECTED-Russia opposes use of force against Iran

In MOSCOW story headlined "Russia oppose use of force
against Iran," please read in second paragraph ... force in
Iran ... instead of ... force in Iraq ...

MOSCOW, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Russia opposes using force to
stop Iran's nuclear programme, the Russian Foreign Ministry
said on Wednesday.

"We favour further dialogue and consider the use of force
in Iran counter-productive and dangerous, something which can
have grave and hardly predictable consequences," the statement