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EU and Iran Meet In Vienna

President Ahmadinejad has made many controversial statements recently (epa) 21 December 2005 -- Representatives from the EU and Iran are meeting in Vienna today to resume talks on Iran's controversial nuclear program.

Britain, Germany, and France are leading EU efforts to convince Iran to end all uranium enrichment programs.

The EU says it is committed to ending the standoff diplomatically but the international community is losing patience with Iran, especially after a recent series of anti-Israeli remarks by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

At its last meeting in November, the International Atomic Energy Agency put off a debate on referring Iran to the Security Council, which could impose sanctions on Tehran.

Iran rejects American charges that it is using its nuclear program to develop nuclear weapons.

(from agencies)

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