EU powers meet on response to Iran nucl. activity

British, French and German foreign ministers meet Thursday to agree on a response to Iran's resumption of nuclear activities, with Britain's prime minister saying the West likely will push to refer a defiant Tehran to the UN Security Council. The meeting in Berlin comes with Western patience fast running out after Iran broke seals on its nuclear enrichment facility Tuesday. That triggered alarm in the West, with the United States in particular suspicious that Iran has ambitions to produce nuclear weapons _ and also prompted Russia, a longtime ally of Tehran, to express concern. More than two years of diplomatic efforts to defuse those worries are at stake when the European trio's foreign ministers, along with EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, meet in Berlin.