Remarks by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Qin Gang's on Diplomacy with Iran

March 2, 2010

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Q: Russian President recently said that since the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear issue have yielded little progress, Russia is leaning further toward sanctions on Iran, which makes China the last major country against sanctions on Iran. How do you comment?

A: China's position on the Iranian nuclear issue has been consistent and unequivocal. We firmly uphold the international non-proliferation regime and peace and stability of the Middle East and the Gulf Area. Based on that, we advocate and call for a diplomatic and proper resolution of the Iranian nuclear issue and believe there is still room for diplomacy. All parties concerned should intensify diplomatic efforts, maintain and press ahead with the dialogue and negotiation process towards a proper solution to the Iranian nuclear issue. China is ready to continue to stay in contact and consultation with other parties.

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