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US says major powers discuss Iran

Updated: 2010-02-06 02:29
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US State Department Spokesman PJ Crowley said Friday officials from Western European countries, Russia and China discussed the issue of Iran earlier in the day.

Crowley said officials talked over a conference call, and William Burns, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, represented the US side.

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"They discussed both tracks," Crowley said, referring to both the pressure track and the negotiation track in the dual-track strategy the major powers are pursuing regarding Iran's nuclear program. The conference call lasted about 90 minutes.

The West has accused Iran of using its nuclear program to develop a nuclear weapon, a charge adamantly denied by Iran, which insists its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.