Democrat Barack Obama has stepped up criticism of front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, sending Iowans a mailing noting that he opposed a measure that critics warn could lead to war with Iran and was supported by Clinton.
The tone for international talks was set when President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced, "Iran will not retreat one iota."
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President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cut short a planned two-day visit to Armenia on Tuesday, officials there said, as the hard-line leader faced growing unhappiness back home over the resignation of Iran's top nuclear negotiator.
Iranian negotiators and the EU hope for more talks on Iran's nuclear program in coming weeks after a "constructive" meeting on Tuesday, despite a warning by Iran's president that his country would not retreat "one iota."
Iran is the country most people around the world would like see having less power, followed closely by the United States, a new opinion poll showed on Wednesday.
EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and Iran's new hardline nuclear pointman Saeed Jalili met for the first time on Tuesday for talks both sides described as "constructive."
Britain on Tuesday backed Israel's push for tougher sanctions against Iran over its disputed nuclear programme, as Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert sought to increase international pressure on Tehran.
Iranian negotiators and the EU's Javier Solana had what they called a "constructive" meeting in Rome on Tuesday and said they expected more talks on Iran's nuclear program by the end of November
EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana began talks here Tuesday with Iran's new nuclear pointman Saeed Jalili, who vowed to pursue negotiations "with strength."