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28 February 2005 -- Iran's controversial nuclear program tops the agenda when the board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) begins meeting today in Vienna.
A senior Iranian official has said the European Union must be prepared to reach a compromise with Tehran that will keep Iran's nuclear-enrichment program in place.
Sirus Nasseri, Iran's delegate to the IAEA meeting, said his country will never give up its enrichment program.
The EU's "big three" -- Britain, France, and Germany -- want Tehran to end uranium enrichment -- a key part of nuclear arms production, permanently. The EU is offering Tehran trade deals and other incentives if it does so.
Washington has said Tehran must accept the EU deal or be referred to the UN Security Council for possible sanctions.
Washington accuses Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is only for energy production.