New opportunities exist in resolving Iranian nuclear issue - Chinese Foreign Minister
China on Wednesday urged all parties to seize "new opportunities" to find a diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear issue, Xinhua reported.
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi made the remarks in a meeting on Iran with his counterparts from the United States, Russia, Britain, France and Germany in New York.
"At present, there are new opportunities in advancing the diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear issue," Yang said.
"All parties should use the positive elements in the current circumstances to further enhance diplomatic efforts so as to push the Iranian nuclear issue back to the track of dialogue."
Yang said that China will continue to play a "constructive role " in the international community's effort to find "a comprehensive, lasting and fair" solution to the Iranian nuclear issue.
A statement issued after the foreign ministers' meeting called for an "early negotiated solution" to the Iranian nuclear issue.
The foreign ministers are "ready to engage with Iran," the statement said.
The six-nation ministerial meeting on Iran was held on the sidelines of a UN high-level meeting on the Millennium Development Goals