China calls for talks to resolve Iran nuke issue

Updated: 2007-09-14 19:12

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said Friday China supports safeguarding the international nuclear non-proliferation system and advocates a peaceful solution to the Iranian nuclear issue through negotiations.

"China opposes the proliferation of nuclear weapons," Yang told visiting Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi.

China spoke highly of the working plan reached by Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and hoped Iran could conduct all-round and full cooperation with the IAEA to achieve positive results as soon as possible, Yang said.

He said China would like to continue its efforts to push forward the peaceful resolution of Iran's nuclear issue.

Pour-Mohammadi, who arrived in Beijing Thursday for a two-day visit as special envoy of the Iranian government, briefed the Chinese side about the working plan reached with IAEA and relevant achievements.

He expressed appreciation of the positive role China has played in promoting the peaceful resolution of the Iranian nuclear issue, saying Iran is willing to continue its cooperation with the IAEA and resolve the nuclear issue through negotiations.



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