(IRNA) China's President Hu Jintao here on Monday asked for resumption of diplomatic negotiations aimed at seeking a peaceful solution to Iran's nuclear stand-off with the West.
China's International Radio Service, in its Monday evening news edition, quoted President Hu Jintao, who is away on a state visit of Russia to attend the G8 Summit, as saying so, reports Trend.
Hu told the reporters after a visit with the US President George W. Bush, that while opposing the proliferation of nuclear weapons, Beijing favors seeking a diplomatic solution to Iran's nuclear stand-off, through continued negotiations.
He added, "Our responsibility under the current conditions is facilitating urgent resumption of talks and China, like before, pursues its policy of encouraging seeking a peaceful solution to the problem, while advising all involved parties to keep patient, and to observe self-restraint."
Focussing on deteriorating Middle East conditions and the recent days' military attacks of the Zionist regime against Lebanon, the Chinese President said, "Beijing is seriously concerned about the current chaotic conditions prevailing in the region and advises all involved parties to observe full self-restraint and to avoid further deteriorating of the conditions."
George Bush, too, that had taken part in the joint press conference along with his Chinese counterpart, said that he, too, favored seeking a diplomatic solution to Iran's nuclear "crisis", urging Tehran to response to the 5+1 package of proposals "urgently." Touching on the Middle East status, too, he said, "All concerned parties are concerned about further deterioration of the Middle East's security status and therefore the international community should try not to let the situation get out of control."