Great Britain hopes Security Council powers can reach deal on Iran at Berlin meeting

Britain hopes foreign ministers from Europe , America and China can reach agreement on what to do about Iran 's nuclear program at a meeting this week, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said Tuesday.

Talks on Iran at the United Nations have stalled, with Russia and China wary of the tough language America , Britain and France are pushing to include in a draft statement on Tehran 's nuclear activities. Foreign ministers from the countries, which are the Security Council's five permanent members, are meeting in Berlin Thursday for a fresh push. Germany will also attend.

Straw, speaking to a gathering of British diplomats in London , said there had been "remarkable international consensus" so far on confronting Iran . Washington and its European allies pushed successfully last month for the U.N. nuclear watchdog to refer the issue to the powerful Security Council.

"I hope very much we can reach agreement about the next steps" at Thursday's meeting, he said, reports the AP.


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