Iran Subject of Nuclear Talks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Chinese and five other major powers have started talks on possible new sanctions against Iran for refusing to suspend uranium enrichment and start talks on its suspect nuclear program.

Heading into the meeting with U.N. ambassadors from the United States, Britain, Russia, France and Germany on Thursday, China's new Ambassador Li Baodong noted that these are "very important negotiations."

China traditionally opposes sanctions, even though it went along with the first three sanctions resolutions.

The International Atomic Energy Agency reported recently that Tehran may be making nuclear bombs. But Iran insists its nuclear program is aimed solely at producing nuclear energy and is purely peaceful.

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