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US, EU urge Iran to ease world nuclear concerns

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VIENNA (AP) -- The United States and Europe are urging Iran to use upcoming talks with world powers to ease international worry that it may be aiming to develop nuclear arms.

But Tehran says such concerns are based on "fake evidence" concocted to cause it political and economic harm.

Envoys for the U.S., the EU and Iran spoke Monday at a 189-nation meeting looking for ways to strengthen the Nonproliferation Treaty.

The divide over the Islamic Republic's nuclear activities threatens the success of both the talks and a meeting between Iran and the U.N. agency trying to probe its atomic secrets.

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