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Sunday, June 12, 2011

U.S. to press Japan, South Korea on Iran sanctions

U.S. to press Japan, South Korea on Iran sanctions: "TUESDAY, 07 JUNE 2011

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Treasury Department official is set to travel to Japan and South Korea this week to encourage tough implementation of international sanctions aimed at Iran's nuclear program.

Acting Under Secretary David Cohen 'will emphasize the importance of continuing robust implementation of international sanctions to prevent Iran from accessing the international financial system to facilitate its illicit nuclear and weapons program,' the Treasury Department said in a statement.

The United States and its allies accuse Iran of seeking to develop the means to make a nuclear bomb. Iran rejects the accusation, saying its nuclear program is aimed at generating electricity so that it can export more of its oil and gas"

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