Russia is trying to produce something out of the hat at next week’s meeting between P5+1 and Iran, which it will be hosting. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov went to Tehran on Wednesday. He likely carried some fresh proposals. From Tehran he proceeded to Kabul to attend the conference there on Thursday (regarding Afghanistan’s future), for which US deputy secretary of state William Burns (former US ambassador to Russia) also arrived at the Afghan capital. Conceivably, Lavrov and Burns found time to exchange notes. Iranian FM Ali Akbar Salehi was also available at the Kabul conference.
– June , 2012