China Renews Call for Negotiated Solution to Iran's Nuclear Issue
China once again called dialogue the best way to end disputes over Iran's peaceful nuclear program, Fars news reported.
Counselor of the Permanent Chinese Mission to the United Nations Yung Tao has urged diplomacy on Iran's nuclear case.Speaking at a UN Security Council session, Tao describing negotiations as "the suitable tool" serving all sides involved in the talks.
Dialog and negotiations have to be made the basis for progress, and this will be to the benefit of all parties involved, the diplomat noted.
Last week, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao, in their meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Astana, Kazakhstan, called dialogue to end disputes over Iranian nuclear issue.
Hu Jintao stressed that Iran's nuclear rights must be respected and efforts should be made to reach a negotiated settlement in the dispute over Tehran's peaceful nuclear activities.
"China backs Iran's peaceful nuclear program, and believes dialogue is the best way to resolve the issue," he added.
Ahmadinejad, for his part, expressed his appreciation of China's clear stance on Iran's nuclear program. He said the Iranian nation favors cooperation and dialogue and is prepared to resume "constructive and positive" talks.