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Karzai (left) in Kabul earlier this year (epa)
May 27, 2006 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in Tehran today for a two-day visit.
Karzai is scheduled to meet with Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and to hold talks on developments in the region with Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad.
Earlier this month, Karzai's spokesman said Afghanistan is ready to mediate between Iran and the United States in the dispute over Iran's nuclear program, and that Karzai would raise the issue in Tehran.
But Iran's Foreign Ministry today said Iran's nuclear program is not on the agenda for Karzai's talks.
Hans Blix (CTK)
SECURITY GUARANTEES On January 26, RFE/RL Radio Farda correspondent Fatemeh Aman spoke with former UN chief weapons inspector HANS BLIX about the confrontation between Iran and the international community over Tehran's nuclear ambitions. Blix urged the United States to participate in direct negotiations with Tehran and to offer Iran security guarantees that are similar to those being discussed with North Korea...(more)
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