Berlin meeting on Iranian nuclear program canceled after China pulls out

October 16, 2007 16:09

A six-nation meeting that was part of the US-led drive for more sanctions against Iran over its disputed nuclear program has been canceled after China said it would not attend, officials said Tuesday. A European diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the issue, said the meeting had been put off after China said Monday that it would not attend the strategy session to protest US honors for the Dalai Lama. Negotiators from the United States, Germany, Russia, France and Britain also had been expected to attend. A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity for the same reason, confirmed that the meeting had been called off because of China's decision, adding that it would be rescheduled at a later date.

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