Middle East

France and U.S. to pressure Iran on nuclear program: Hollande

French president Francois Hollande adjusts his glasses as he waits for the arrival of US vice president Joe Biden at the Elysee Palace, on February 4, 2013 in Paris. AFP PHOTO/MARTIN BUREAU

PARIS: France and the United States warned Monday that they would up the pressure on Iran to reveal the true nature of its controversial nuclear programme in upcoming talks with world powers.

"Despite all efforts, Iran is still refusing to be transparent," President Francois Hollande said at a press conference with US Vice President Joe Biden. "Therefore we will pressure it right to the end to ensure the negotiations succeed.





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