China calls for early, comprehensive agreement on Iran nuclear issue
China hopes that all parties will pay attention to and reasonably resolve legitimate concerns, avoid interference, and make a timely political decision to reach a comprehensive agreement on Iran's nuclear issue according to schedule, said a Chinese envoy Tuesday. This was reported by Xinhua agency.
Wang Min, China's deputy permanent representative to the UN, made the remarks here at a Security Council meeting on non- proliferation, saying that all parties have demonstrated a strong political will for an early comprehensive agreement by extensively negotiating on the text of the agreement as the deadline approaches fast.
Noting that Iran and six powers -- Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States -- reached a framework accord on parameters of Iran's nuclear program, Wang said this marks a major breakthrough in the negotiation and constitutes a solid foundation for a comprehensive agreement in the next stage.
"As a major party to the negotiation, China has always played a constructive role in moving forward the negotiation with a just and objective position," said Wang.
"China will continue to take an active part in the negotiation and will work tirelessly for a comprehensive, long-term, proper solution to Iran's nuclear issue," he added.
Earlier this month, representatives from Iran and the six world powers began a new round of nuclear talks in the Austrian capital of Vienna with the aim of preparing a preliminary draft for a possible nuclear deal by June 30.
On Nov. 24, 2013, world powers and Iran reached an interim agreement on Iran's nuclear program, which demanded Iran suspend some sensitive nuclear activities in exchange for limited sanction relief to buy time for diplomatic efforts to resolve the issue.
Negotiators agreed on a framework of understanding early April and set June 30 as a self-imposed deadline for reaching a final deal after missing the previous two deadlines in June and November last year.