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Re-election of Ahmadinejad may disrupt nuclear talks, say EU officials

The Iranian elections on June 12, which saw the re-election of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad...

June 16, 2009 3:51 by



The Iranian elections on June 12, which saw the re-election of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, may hamper efforts to settle disputes over the country’s nuclear program, reports the AFP.

“Our serious concern was about the implications of recent events for the engagement the international community seeks from the government of Iran,” U.K. Foreign Minister David Miliband told reporters on Monday at an EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg.

He also renewed calls on the Iranian government to consider a U.S.-backed deal discouraging Iran from producing nuclear fuel.

President Ahmadinejad has already resisted three United Nations Security Council sanctions demanding the Iranian government put a stop to uranium enrichment.



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