Moscow, Beijing firm on G5+1 talks with Iran
Moscow and Beijing are of the opinion that dialogue is the only option for resolving Iran's nuclear standoff with the West, IRNA reported.
In an analytical report on Thursday, the radio said there are differences among Group 5+1 (five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) over the strategic issues.
Although the 5+1 countries consider negotiations as very important, they are not willing to reduce the extent of economic sanctions on Iran or even set aside their military programs or pressures against Iran, the radio said.
This is while Russia and China believe that talks are the option for resolving Iran's nuclear issue and excessive sanctions cannot be effective. Moreover, both Moscow and Beijing believe that the military option against Iran is not acceptable at all.
The Group 5+1 in their recent meeting in Brussels reached an agreement on holding talks with Tehran. The fact that the representatives of Group 5+1 gathered in New York in September and exchanged views shows their determination for holding talks with Tehran.