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US to Turkey: Step up pressure on Iran, support IAEA

In a speech that was mostly positive on US-Turkish relations, US Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon urged Turkey to step up pressure on Iran, a neighbor and important trading partner.
"With respect to Iran, while the international community has sought to present a single, coordinated message to Iran's government, Turkey has at times sounded a different note," he said.
Gordon further criticized Ankara for abstaining on a resolution at the International Atomic Energy Agency demanding that Iran suspend construction of a once secret nuclear facility near the city of Qom.
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