US official: Lula's Iran visit, last chance for engagement

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's visit to Teheranmay be Iran's last chance to engage the world over its nuclear program beforenew UN sanctions, AFP reported a senior US State Department official saying onThursday.

Lula, who has backed a diplomatic solution to the nuclearstandoff, is scheduled to visit on May 16 and 17 amid US-led moves in the UN Security Council for sanctionsagainst the Islamic republic over its nuclear program.