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Foreign ministers of the Group of Eight (G8) leading industrialized nations are meeting in Canada for talks expected to focus on Iran's controversial nuclear program.

The two-day meeting in the Quebec town of Gatineau comes as the United States leads efforts to impose a fourth round of UN Security Council sanctions against Iran but needs the agreement of China.

Last week, a senior Chinese official took part in a conference call with five other world powers to discuss more sanctions but no deal emerged.

Tehran rejects Western charges its nuclear program is working to develop a nuclear weapons.

compiled from agency reports
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