Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia is seeking talks with Iran over its nuclear program.
Lavrov said isolation or confrontation will have no success with Iran, RIA Novosti reported Monday.
"We consider the road of sanctions against Iran exhausted," Lavrov said. "To threaten with sanctions and moreover with air strikes is to exclude the possibility of a negotiated solution."
The foreign minister said Russia is working actively with Iran and wants the Middle Eastern country to be invited to join talks with Russia, the United States, China, Britain, France and Germany -- the Iran Six -- which have been trying since 2003 to convince Iran to halt its uranium enrichment program.