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Clinton keeps Iran in focus

From NBC's Libby Leist

Secretary Clinton held her first diplomatic meeting today as Secretary of State, and it was a love fest -- with a little substance, too.

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband was the first foreign minister to meet with Clinton since her confirmation two weeks ago. The two spoke to reporters afterward.

Clinton and Miliband both remarked about the change a new administration brings in American politics, but also the continuity. Clinton said that no matter what party is in power in the U.S., the relationship with Britain always "stands the test of time."

Miliband said he was "delighted" to be meeting with Clinton three months after Obama was elected, two weeks after his inauguration and one day after Clinton was sworn-in. He called their discussions "determined, substantive and friendly."

Miliband also gushed over Clinton's long career in public service. He said she has been a great ambassador for America and to America.

As for the substance: Clinton spoke forcefully about the need for Iran to show the world that it is willing to be serious about negotiations.

"It is clear that ... Iran has an opportunity to step up and become a productive member of the international community," she said.

Clinton reiterated that the U.S. is reviewing its Iran policy, and "we will see how we proceed."

She noted that Undersecretary of State William Burns, the third-ranking official at the State Department, will attend a meeting in Berlin tomorrow with representatives of Germany, France, the UK, China and Russia to discuss an international approach toward Iran.