Russia has called on Iran to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency and clear up remaining questions about its nuclear program.

The Russian foreign ministry made the comments in a statement Saturday evening after the U.N. nuclear agency's board found that Iran failed to comply with international nuclear safeguard agreements, but did not vote to refer the matter to the U.N. Security Council.

Russia, which is helping Iran build a nuclear power plant, was one of 12 nations that abstained from voting on Saturday's IAEA resolution.

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