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Pakistan Backs EU Efforts on Iran's Nuclear Row


Pakistan has again expressed support for the European Union's efforts for a negotiated settlement to Tehran's dispute with Washington over Iran's nuclear program.

Foreign Minister Khursheed Kasuri told a news conference Pakistan would like to support the European approach because the Islamic world can not afford another conflict after U.S.-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

He says Pakistan has been talking to the United States, the European Union and Iran to defuse tensions.

Last month, President Bush said the United States could not rule out using force if Iran fails to rein in its nuclear plans. Iran denies U.S charges that it is seeking to develop nuclear weapons.

Last year, the father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb, Abdul Qadeer Khan, admitted selling nuclear secrets to Iran.

Some information for this report provided by AFP, Reuters.

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