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Q: President of Iran said yesterday that its nuclear program is irreversible. Will this statement affect China's position on the Iranian nuclear issue? Under what circumstances will China support sanctions against Iran?
A: China is concerned about the Iranian nuclear issue. We hope that the Iranian side will take seriously and respond actively to the concern and appeal of the international community and display more flexibility in dialogue and engagement. We wish relevant parties would settle the Iranian nuclear issue peacefully through diplomatic negotiations. China will continue to play a constructive role in this regard. We are ready to strengthen communication with relevant parties to press ahead with the Iranian nuclear issue toward a direction conductive to its peaceful settlement.
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