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