Iran, China to hold nuclear talks
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 4 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Iran and China are set to hold nuclear talks, Mehr reported.
Assistant to Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili, Ali Bagheri has left for China, where he is scheduled to meet Chinese officials in Beijing, for the nuclear dialogue.
Bagheri's trip has been arranged afte the invitation of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The sides will discuss bilateral issues of mutual interest, regional and international developments, and the latest happenings with Iran's nuclear program.
Washington and its Western allies suspect Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program. Iran denies the charges and insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.
Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.
Iran held a round of talks with six world powers about its nuclear program in Moscow in June.
The talks in the Russian capital followed two rounds of negotiations since diplomacy resumed in April after a 15-month hiatus during which the West cranked up sanctions pressure.