Senior officials from six world powers met in Berlin on Thursday to discuss Iran's defiance of U.N. demands that it stop uranium enrichment work the West believes is at the center of a secret atom-bomb plan.
Iran defended its record Thursday at a conference looking to tighten a treaty on curbing the spread of nuclear weapons, but the United States and France accused Tehran of breaching the pact by trying to build atomic bombs.
Iran blocked UN atomic experts on a first unannounced test inspection of an underground nuclear site where it enriches uranium, despite a pledge to allow such visits, diplomats told AFP Thursday.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday put aside U.S. political differences with Iran, taking in an art exhibit by Iranian artists that she said showed the country's "great culture."
Diplomats from six countries held talks in Berlin on Thursday on ways to get Iran to halt its disputed uranium enrichment program.
Nuclear weapons states warned Thursday that peaceful use of nuclear energy requires honoring the Non-Proliferation Treaty but Iran rejected charges it is failing to do this.
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Nicholas Burns, the U.S. under secretary of state for political affairs, said that Washington had agreed to suspend sanctions and was prepared to negotiate face to face with Iran for the first time in 28 years. In return, Iran would have to suspend its uranium enrichment program.
Senior officials from six world powers met in Berlin on Thursday to discuss Iran's defiance of U.N. demands that it stop uranium enrichment work the West believes is at the centre of a secret atom-bomb plan.