Indonesian president to visit Teheran, discuss Iranian nuclear program

Indonesia's president will travel to Iran next week to discuss Teheran's refusal to suspend uranium enrichment as demanded by the United Nations, a government spokesman said Thursday. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono - whose nation abstained from voting when the UN Security Council approved a new round of sanctions against Teheran on Monday - was scheduled to meet Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei. Yudhoyono will urge Iran to be transparent and to cooperate with the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency, his spokesman, Dino Pati Djalal, said. But Djalal said Indonesia - the world's most populous Muslim country - would continue to "support Iran's efforts to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes."