Iranian FM to discuss nuke, oil issues with India

November 16, 2006 11:24

Iran's foreign minister was meeting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday and their discussions were likely to focus on Teheran's controversial nuclear program and a proposed gas pipeline to India through Pakistan. The meeting comes at a time when the United States and key European countries are working on possible UN sanctions against Iran for refusing to suspend uranium enrichment. Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki was also to meet Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora on Thursday and Friday, a government statement said. Indian officials say they do not want Iran to develop nuclear weapons, but at the same time stress that more time was needed for diplomacy to resolve the Iran nuclear crisis.

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