Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's Regular Press Conference (Excerpts)

November 8, 2013

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear


Q: What is China's comment on the ongoing dialogue between P5+1 countries and Iran? Some from the US say that unless Iran completely abandons its nuclear program, there should be no deal. Iran may find it difficult to accept. What is China's comment?

A: The new round of dialogue on the Iranian nuclear issue between P5+1 and Iran is being held in Geneva. China believes that the dialogue has entered into a new phase of substantive negotiations. China hopes that all parties could adhere to the principle of step-by-step progress and reciprocity, conduct negotiations in a practical and flexible manner, take constructive measures, seek mutual benefits and win-win results, advance the dialogue and create conditions for the comprehensive, long-term and proper settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue. We stand ready to make joint efforts with all parties to ensure the success of the dialogue.