Iran's Supreme leader has issued a warning to European nations engaged in efforts to resolve an international dispute over the development of Iran's nuclear program.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said today (Saturday) that Iran is committed to working with France, Britain and Germany. But, he said, Iran's cooperation may be threatened by what he called the European's failure to negotiate seriously.
The three European Union nations have called on Tehran to cease its uranium enrichment activities in exchange for economic and political incentives. The United States has accused Iran of developing nuclear weapons under the guise of a peaceful atomic energy program.
The Iranian government says it is acting within its rights and national interest and insists its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.
Friday, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (Mohamed El Baradei) urged the United States to join the E.U.'s efforts to persuade Iran to end it's nuclear fuel production program.