Remarks by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Jiang Yu on Iranian Nuclear Issue (Excerpts)

September 17, 2009

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Q: What's China's expectation of the meeting on the Iranian nuclear issue to be held shortly? If Iran develops a nuclear bomb, what measures will China take?

A: Relevant parties will hold a meeting on the Iranian nuclear issue shortly. We hope all parties concerned maintain confidence and patience and grasp current favorable opportunities to step up diplomatic efforts for an early resumption of dialogue and negotiation.

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Q: Can you compare or contrast China's stances over the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue and the Iranian nuclear issue?

A: China has been long committed to world peace and common development. We stand for thorough destruction and complete prohibition of nuclear weapons and oppose any form of nuclear proliferation. We actively support international cooperation in peaceful use of nuclear energy. We always uphold that relevant issues should be resolved in a peaceful way through dialogue and consultation.

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