Last updated: 29 August, 2012

Ban Ki-moon tells Iranian leaders progress must be made on nuclear drive

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told Iran’s supreme leader and president on Wednesday that “concrete” progress is needed to end the showdown over their country’s nuclear drive, a UN spokesman said.

Ban “conveyed extremely clearly and in no uncertain terms” the international expectations on the nuclear dispute, human rights and Iran’s involvement in the Syria conflict, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said from Tehran where the meetings with supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were held.