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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

 

AP: Diplomats fail to cut deal on Iran nukes

By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press Writer -- Tuesday, 3:42 AM ET

Nicholas Burns, US Undersecretary of State speaks to reporters after a meeting held in New York by senior diplomats from six key nations to discuss how to persuade Iran to stop enriching uranium, the radioactive material that can be used to make a nuclear weapon, Monday, March  20,  2006.  (AP Photo/David Karp)UNITED NATIONS - Nicholas Burns, US Under-secretary of State, right, speaks to reporters after a meeting held in New York by senior diplomats from six key nations to discuss how to persuade Iran to stop enriching uranium, the radioactive material that can be used to make a nuclear weapon, Monday, March 20, 2006. (AP Photo/David Karp)

Britain's strategy for getting Iran to give up its nuclear ambitions would be to try to get Russia and China, key Tehran allies, to impose sanctions that could be enforced militarily if diplomacy fails, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press.

But Britain and its Western allies -- the United States, France and Germany -- face an uphill struggle in getting Moscow and Beijing even to agree on a U.N. Security Council statement calling on Iran to comply with demands by the U.N. nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, to suspend uranium enrichment.

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Dave Haigler, Abilene, Texas
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