Officials from the nations tackling worries over Iran's nuclear ambitions were to meet in Germany Wednesday, two days after Teheran launched a satellite into orbit.
The meeting of political directors from the foreign ministries of the six countries was being held in Wiesbaden, outside Frankfurt.
The launch late Monday of Iran's Omid satellite touched off concern among analysts and government officials in Europe, the US and Israel about possible links between its satellite programs and its work with missiles and nuclear technology.
Germany and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - Britain, China, France, Russia and the US - have offered Iran a package of incentives if it suspends uranium enrichment and enters into talks on its nuclear program.
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