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US eyes energy, financial sanctions on Iran

NEW YORK (AP) - The Obama administration is planning to push for new sanctions against Iran if it does not comply with international demands to come clean about its nuclear program.

U.S. officials say the sanctions would focus on energy infrastructure and development. There would also be pressure for greater international sanctions against foreign firms, largely European, that do business in Iran.

The officials also said the U.S. would expand its own penalties against Iranian companies unless Iran can prove that its nuclear activities are not aimed at developing an atomic weapon.

Diplomats from the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council - Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States - and Germany meet with Iran's top nuclear negotiator on Thursday.

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