Canada's Foreign Ministry says it will use its presidency of the Group of Eight leading nations to push for more sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.
A spokeswoman for Canadian Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon said Cannon plans to raise the issue at a meeting of G8 foreign ministers at the end of the month.
The United States has been leading the push for a fourth round of sanctions against Iran, which it suspects it trying to develop a nuclear weapon.
Tehran denies the charge.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said work has already begun in the UN Security Council on a sanctions package.
compiled from agency reports