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Iranian Minister's Visit To Moscow Canceled

Iran's chief nuclear-affaris negotiator Ali Larijani (left) greets the head of the Russian Security Council, Igor Ivanov, in Tehran in early October (Fars) November 8, 2006 -- News reports say a visit to Moscow by Iran's foreign minister, Manuchehr Mottaki, planned for November 9 has been canceled.

Mottaki was due to travel to Moscow for nuclear talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.

It is not known who canceled the visit nor why. It is also unclear whether the meeting will be held at a later stage.

Iran's ISNA news agency reports that Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, is due to travel to Moscow on November 9 for talks with senior Russian officials.

(Reuters, AP, AFP, ISNA)

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