Special report: Hu attends Nuclear Security Summit
BEIJING, April 13 (Xinhua) -- China said here Tuesday sanctions and pressure cannot fundamentally resolve the Iran nuclear issue while reiterating its adherence to a dual-track strategy.
"China upholds its consistent stance on the Iran nuclear issue. We support the international nuclear non-proliferation system, maintain the peace and stability in the Middle East, oppose Iran having nuclear weapons and support a dual-track strategy," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu told a regular press briefing Tuesday afternoon.
"China has always believed that sanctions and pressure cannot fundamentally resolve the issue, and dialogue and negotiation are the best ways," she noted.
Jiang added the actions taken by the U.N. Security Council should help ease the situation, and help promote the relevant sides to properly resolve the Iran nuclear issue through dialogue and negotiation.
In the on-going Nuclear Security Summit, China has called on various parties to continue to step up diplomatic efforts and to actively seek effective ways to resolve the issue through dialogue and negotiation.
"China will always actively join in the diplomatic efforts of the international community to resolve this issue," Jiang said
She told the press China has and will continue to participate in relevant U.N. Security Council discussions and seek diplomatic ways to solve the nuclear issue.
Hu says China hopes to resolve Iranian nuclear issue through dialogue, negotiations
WASHINGTON, April 12 (Xinhua) -- China hopes various parties will continue to step up diplomatic efforts and actively seek effective ways to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue through dialogue and negotiations, Chinese President Hu Jintao said here Monday.
During a meeting with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama, Hu also said China and the United States share the same overall goal on the Iranian nuclear issue. Full story
China again calls for more diplomatic efforts on Iran nuke issue
BEIJING, April 6 (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday again called for more diplomatic efforts to resolve the Iran nuclear issue.
"We hope all the parties to further enhance diplomatic efforts on the Iran nuclear issue," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu told a regular press conference. Full story
China seeks peaceful resolution of Iran nuclear issue
BEIJING, April 1 (Xinhua) -- China reiterated on Thursday it will continue to work for a peaceful solution to the Iran nuclear issue, as it confirmed Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, is on a visit to China.
"China will continue to seek a diplomatic settlement to the Iranian nuclear issue through constructive efforts," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang at a regular news briefing. Full story
U.S. says Iran's nuclear intention "nefarious"
WASHINGTON, April 9 (Xinhua) -- The United States on Friday called Iran's intention on nuclear program "nefarious" as the country unveiled a new generation of centrifuge for uranium enrichment.
"If Iran wants the international community to believe what it says, that it has peaceful intentions with respect to its nuclear program, then Iran has no need for a third generation, or faster centrifuge," State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said. Full story
Iran hails new achievements in its nuclear program
TEHRAN, April 9 (Xinhua) -- Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday hailed the recent achievements made in the country's nuclear program.
In a ceremony held in Tehran marking Iran's annual National Nuclear Day and broadcast live from the state TV, Ahmadinejad unveiled the first sample of the third generation of centrifuges. Full story
Iran says ready for fuel swap, downplays sanction threats over nuclear program
TEHRAN, April 5 (Xinhua) -- Iran said on Monday it is ready for nuclear fuel exchange within its territory but will not surrender to the sanction threats over its nuclear program.
Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Iran is ready for fuel swap but its conditions need to be met, the semi- official ISNA news agency reported. Full story
Iran not to surrender to threats, sanctions over nuclear program: spokesman
TEHRAN, April 5 (Xinhua) -- Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Monday that Iran will not surrender to the threats and sanctions over its nuclear program, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.
The approach of threats and sanctions strengthens the Iranian nation's resolution to obtain its rights, Mehmanparast said, according to the report. Full story
World powers discuss sanctions on Iran, no consensus yet
WASHINGTON, March 31 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. State Department confirmed that six world powers discussed new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program Wednesday, but no consensus has been reached.
"I can confirm a call did take place...it's the latest in a series of ongoing consultations among the six parties..." said State Department spokesman Mark Toner, referring to a conference call among the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany. Full story