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Questions about Iran dominate G8 discussions

June 27, 2009 Leave a comment

By Guy Dinmore in Trieste, Italy

Published on FT on June 27 2009

Iran’s nuclear programme and its post-election crisis dominated talks this weekend among Group of Eight foreign ministers meeting in Italy, with a sense that time was running out for the international community to respond, diplomats said.

The ministerial discussions, preparing a wide range of global issues for next month’s G8 summit, also revealed how little they understood of what was happening inside Iran and within the regime, participants told the Financial Times. Read more…

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Japan to support sanctions against Iran

June 23, 2006 Leave a comment

by Guy Dinmore in Washington and David Pilling in Tokyo
Published: June 23 2006

Japan has told the US it is ready to freeze bank accounts held by Iran and its
leadership in support of an America-led coalition preparing sanctions in the
event that Iran refuses to halt its nuclear fuel programme, officials have told
the Financial Times.
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