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Mr. Bush said that Iran must suspend enriching uranium, in violation of a U.N. resolution, or continue on a path of isolation that is not in the best interest of the people of Iran.

Mr. Fratto said the U.S. will continue to push for a third resolution sanctioning Iran in the United Nations Security Council.

And he rejected the notion of direct negotiations with Iran unless their government ceases enriching uranium and testing mid-range ballistic missiles.

Talks with Iran should beconditioned on Irans compliance with the U.N. Security Council resolutions, Mr Fratto said.