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G-8 supports further measures to halt Iranian enrichment program

The Group of Eight countries said Friday that they "will support adopting further measures" if Iran refuses to put a halt to its uranium enrichment program.

G-8 leaders said they will back U.N. Security Council moves on a third set of sanctions against Iran if Tehran fails to suspend enriching uranium, a process that can produce fuel for civilian energy - or fissile material for a bomb. "We again urge Iran to take the steps required by the international community, and made mandatory by these resolutions, to suspend all its enrichment-related and reprocessing activities, including research and development, and allow negotiations to begin," it said at a summit in Germany.