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Saturday, 7 April, 2001, 06:19 GMT 07:19 UK
EU anti-pollution campaigners in Iran

A European Union delegation is meeting officials in Iran today as part of a continuing campaign to keep alive the Kyoto protocol on global warming.

President Bush has abandoned the agreement to limit the production of greenhouses gases, saying the American economy must come first.

But the EU thinks the protocol can be salvaged, and wants Iran, which currently holds the presidency of the G-77 group of developing nations, to enlist their support.

Thirty-three developing countries have already ratified the accord, under which they are to draw up plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions after the major polluters, led by the United States, have cut theirs. The delegation was in Moscow yesterday.

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