The United States and Britain said they will call on the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution that would legally require Iran to halt uranium enrichment activities to ensure that Tehran is not secretly developing a nuclear weapon.
"The diplomatic process is just beginning," U.S. President George W. Bush said. "We're forming a strong coalition of like-minded countries that believe that the Iranians should not have a nuclear weapon. And I've told the American people that diplomacy is my first choice. And it should be the first choice of every American president in order to solve a very difficult problem."
The U.S. State Department said the foreign ministers of the five permanent, veto-holding members of the Security Council -- the United States, Britain, France, Russia, and China -- plus Germany would meet May 9 to discuss the situation.
(compiled from agency reports)