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By CONSTANT BRAND, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BRUSSELS, Belgium EU nations approved new sanctions Monday against Iran, imposing additional financial and travel restrictions on a list of Iranian companies and experts including the country's largest bank.
The United States welcomes the European Union's imposition Monday of further sanctions against Iran, a State Department spokesman said.
By Helene Cooper Sophia Kishkovsky contributed reporting from Moscow. * For more than five years now, President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have made it clear that they did not want to leave office with Iran any closer to possessing nuclear weapons than when they took office.
A team of U.N. investigators set out Sunday to visit a Syrian desert complex attacked by Israeli warplanes as a suspected nuclear reactor site.
The European Union agreed Monday on the need to sharpen sanctions on Iran - possibly targeting the oil and gas sectors in what would mark Europe's strongest punishments yet to discourage Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
What is Gordon Brown trying to achieve by increasing sanctions on Iran? Britain and the United States lead six world nations - the others are France, Russia, China and Germany - who are extremely concerned that Iran is concealing its attempts to construct a nuclear bomb by claiming it merely wants its own nuclear power stations.
At 1815gmt, Iranian TV's network two started to broadcast its nightly studio roundtable. A recording of a Press TV roundtable discussion with EU Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana was broadcast. The conversation was in English with Farsi voice-over.
Text of report headlined "45-Day Deadline on Gas Pipeline Ends" published by Indian newspaper The Hindu website on 16 June; sub- heading as published New Delhi: With India, Pakistan and Iran failing to resolve their differences, the 45-day deadline to sort out the "safety and security issues" concerning the $ 7.4-billion gas pipeline project has expired.
PARIS | President Bush accused Iran on Saturday of rejecting a new set of incentives to stop enriching uranium. "I am disappointed that the leaders rejected this generous offer out of hand," Bush said during a joint news conference with President Nicolas Sarkozy of France.
Text of report in English by Iranian conservative news agency Mehr Tehran, 14 June: Government Spokesman Gholamhoseyn Elham said here on Saturday [14 June] that Iran will carefully study the package proposed by the world powers over its peaceful nuclear activities.
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