World powers to discuss Iran nuclear issue in London

April 30th, 2008 - 10:28 pm ICT by admin  

Berlin, April 30 (DPA) Foreign ministers of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany are to meet Friday in London in a bid to bring Iran’s nuclear programme under international supervision, a German foreign ministry official said. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s meeting with his Chinese, French, British, Russian and US counterparts would be a debate on how the international community could establish a dialogue with Tehran and whether any conciliatory move could he made towards Iran, spokesman Andreas Peschke said.

Iran has rejected demands from the UN Security Council to suspend enrichment of uranium. The West fears that the uranium processing and nuclear research is not just aimed at generating electricity but also at building atom bombs.

The UN Security Council has so far passed three resolutions imposing sanctions on Iran and negotiations are being conducted by the five permanent members of the council plus Germany.

Peschke said Steinmeier would also attend a London meeting of donor nations who assist the Palestinian territories. Norway currently chairs that group.

It would not be a pledging meeting, but an opportunity to discuss strategies to improve world support the territories and target aid better, the official said.

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