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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

 

WaPo: U.S. Wins Support In Iran Dispute - Jan. 17

China, Russia Join Call to Suspend Nuclear Program

By Mary Jordan and Dafna Linzer, Washington Post Foreign Service - Tuesday, January 17, 2006; Page A01

LONDON -- China and Russia agreed with the United States, Britain, Germany and France on Monday that Iran must completely suspend its nuclear program, the British Foreign Office said. Although the countries failed to agree on whether Iran's case should be referred to the U.N. Security Council, the Europeans applied new pressure on the Iranian government by calling for an emergency meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency on Feb. 2.

Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad makes a speech at a press conference in Tehran on Saturday.Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, left, is seen making a speech at a press conference in Tehran declaring his country's nuclear intentions.

With all six of the agreeing nations declaring that they sought a diplomatic solution to the escalating confrontation with Iran, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered a glimmer of hope for a compromise. Putin said the Iranian government was considering a proposal from Moscow that Russia would produce enriched uranium for Iran, to ensure the material could be used only for peaceful purposes.

Full Washington Post story.

Dave Haigler, Abilene, Texas
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