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No G8 accord yet on Iran: report

Italy's foreign minister said G8 leaders meeting here on Wednesday had yet to reach an accord on condemning Tehran's crackdown on post-election protests, the ANSA news agency reported.

world Updated: Jul 08, 2009 21:47 IST

Italy's foreign minister said G8 leaders meeting here on Wednesday had yet to reach an accord on condemning Tehran's crackdown on post-election protests, the ANSA news agency reported.

"On Iran, we will find the right wording," said the minister, Franco Frattini, speaking after the leaders of the world's most powerful nations held a working lunch to open their annual summit.

"The important thing is that the international community does not tolerate violence and the violation of human rights," he said.

G8 foreign ministers holding a preparatory meeting in Trieste, northeastern Italy, last month agreed to "deplore" but not "condemn" the bloody crackdown.

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