UN chief: Iran should negotiate with key powers

UN chief Iran should ne

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he told the Iranians that the UN nuclear chief said a package of incentives from six key Western powers that is now on the table if Teheran suspends uranium enrichment is a good one and they should negotiate on it. Ban held talks last Friday with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and said he had "much more candid discussions" Tuesday with Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki. With Iran scheduled to meet Thursday in Geneva with the six key Western nations - the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany - the secretary-general said he told Mottaki "to make progress" in negotiations on his country's nuclear program.