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Iran launches military
Annan fails to achieve
breakthrough on Iran nuclear issue
BERLIN, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there is "no military option" for handling Iran'snuclear
program, her spokesman told reporters here on Monday.
"The chancellor has expressed the view that there is
no military option," Ulrich Wilhelm said, adding that "the door for negotiations
The U.S. leaders have said repeatedly any option
would not be ruled out in dealing with Iran's nuclear program as they insist
that Iran is developing nuclear weapons.
But Iran has said its program is for peaceful
purpose, refusing to comply with a UN directive that it cease uranium enrichment
by Aug. 31.
Senior diplomats from Britain, France and Germany
will meet their counterparts from the United States, Russia and China in Berlin
on Thursday to discuss the Iranian nuclear crisis.
European Union chief diplomat Javier Solana is
expected to hold talks with Iranian negotiators this week. Enditem
Iran calls sanction threat empty propaganda
TEHRAN, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Iranian Defense
Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said on Monday that threats of sanctions from
the West are just empty propaganda and weapons of psychological wars, the
official IRNA news agency reported. >>>
Annan fails to achieve breakthrough on
Iran nuclear issue
TEHRAN, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- United Nations
Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Sunday wrapped up his two-day visit to Iran
without achieving any breakthrough on its nuclear issue as Tehran insisted that
suspension of uranium enrichment would not happen before talks. >>>
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