World powers hold talks on Iran after Teheran refuses to stop nuke program

Officials from six world powers held talks in Paris on Saturday about Iran's nuclear program, a day after an 18-month EU effort to persuade Tehran to stop enriching uranium collapsed. US Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns joined representatives from the foreign ministries of Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany for the closed-door talks at the French Foreign Ministry. The meeting, involving the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany, was expected to focus on a new push to find common language for a third set of UN sanctions against Iran over its nuclear activities.