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6 nations' envoys discuss Iran N-crisis in Moscow

Senior diplomats from six leading world powers met on Tuesday to discuss ways to keep Iran's nuclear programme in check.

india Updated: Apr 18, 2006 22:05 IST

Senior diplomats from six leading world powers met on Tuesday to discuss ways to keep Iran's nuclear programme in check, the official ITAR-TASS news agency reported.

The political directors from Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States were holding discussions over a working dinner at a Russian foreign ministry residence in central Moscow.

Russian officials said the meeting was private, though the US representative to the talks, Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns, was expected to hold a brief news conference at around 1800 GMT.

The UN Security Council voted on March 29 to give Iran 30 days to suspend its uranium enrichment activities. Iran announced last week that it had successfully enriched a small amount of uranium for use as nuclear fuel.

The United States accuses Iran of seeking to build nuclear weapons under cover of its civilian nuclear power programme which is being developed with Russia's help. Iran denies this charge and says it has a full right to its own nuclear energy programme.