China Renews Call for Diplomatic Settlement of Iran’s N. Issue

8 Mar

China Renews Call for Diplomatic Settlement of Iran’s N. Issue

TEHRAN (FNA)- Beijing reiterated the necessity for finding a diplomatic and negotiated solution to the standoff between Iran and the West over Tehran’s nuclear program.

China calls for negotiations and diplomacy to resolve the Western standoff over Iran’s nuclear energy program, China’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations Wang Min said.

He underlined Beijing’s opposition to the US-led unilateral sanctions against Iran over its nuclear energy program.

“China is always firmly against use or threat of use of force. We are not in favor of putting excessive pressure or new sanctions against Iran,” Wang said on Wednesday addressing a Security Council meeting.

“China is firmly opposed to the unilateral sanctions took by some countries, which expanded the range of sanctions and damaged the interests and legitimate rights of other countries,” he added.

“All parties concerned should strengthen contacts with stronger confidence, show their flexibility and sincerity to promote the dialogue process, in order to create the conditions for reaching a comprehensive, long-term and proper solution to the Iranian nuclear issue,” he said.

Iran and six world powers last week agreed on further meetings after two days of talks in Kazakhstan, the first since negotiations broke down in June, 2012.

Following the meeting, both the chief negotiators of Iran and the G5+1 described their talks as a “turning point”. While both Iran’s lead negotiator Saeed Jalili and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton – who leads the delegations of the world powers in talks with Iran – said they now have a positive outlook about future talks, Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi told the Austrian TV that a deal is possible now.

Salehi also on Sunday said that Tehran is now waiting to see gradual removal of the western sanctions.

During the talks Iran and the world powers agreed to hold an experts meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, on March 17-18 and then continue their talks at the level of their top negotiators in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on April 5-6.

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