'Noncompliance will have consequences'

US undersecretary of state warns Iran to comply with int'l demands on uranium enrichment program.

January 18, 2010 07:02
'Noncompliance will have consequences'

William Burns 224.88. (photo credit: AP)


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US Undersecretary of State William Burns is warning of consequences if it does not comply with international solutions to limit its uranium enrichment program.

Burns is in for talks with Russian officials on a range of issues, including , and .

He said in an interview with the independent Gazeta.ru portal on Thursday that "we will ... need to begin to look at ways in which we can make clear the consequences of not responding constructively" to proposals on how can develop a peaceful nuclear program.

His remarks were posted on the US Embassy's Web site.

Burns represents the at meetings of the six-nation group trying to persuade to stop defying U.N. Security Council demands that it mothball its uranium enrichment program

The group is scheduled discuss that at the United Nations in on Saturday.

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