By Vladimir Isachenkov
Published March 27, 2007
MOSCOW -- The presidents of Russia and China on Monday called on Iran to fulfill the UN Security Council's demands over its disputed nuclear program, indicating impatience from Iran's two closest allies over its continued defiance.
The joint call from Vladimir Putin and Hu Jintao came a day after Iran announced it was partially suspending cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency in response to the latest Security Council sanctions. The U.S. said Iran's move was a "step in the wrong direction."