Hillary Clinton in Gulf to keep pressure on Iran
In Qatar, Mrs Clinton will address the annual US-Islamic World Forum and meet Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose country opposes the sanctions. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in the Gulf to rally Arab support for tougher sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme.
The three-day tour will include her first ever trip to Saudi Arabia. The Obama administration is stepping up pressure on Iran by launching a diplomatic offensive in the Gulf.
Washington wants the UN Security Council to impose a fourth round of sanctions on Tehran.
Iran says its nuclear programme is to generate electricity so it can export more of its valuable oil and gas, but the West suspects it of trying to develop atomic weapons.Follow us on Twitter to get free up-to-date news via tweets from the World Correspondents, or you can subscribe to us by entering your e-mail below. You can confirm your free subscription by clicking the confirmation link that will be sent to your e-mail address. Once you've confirmed, then you're good to go.