Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's Regular Press Conference on September 26, 2013 (Excerpts)

September 26, 2013

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Related Country: 

  • China


Q: Iranian President Rowhani said in his interview with the Washington Post that he hopes to see an agreement out of nuclear negotiations in three to six months. What is China's comment?

A: China always maintains that dialogue and negotiation is the only correct way to solve the Iranian nuclear issue. Iran has the right to access peaceful nuclear energy as well as the international obligation to uphold nuclear non-proliferation. We have ushered in a new and important opportunity for the dialogue on the Iranian nuclear issue. P5+1 countries and Iran should re-engage in dialogue as soon as possible for an early progress, move forward the dialogue in a result-oriented manner and explore a win-win approach so as to create conditions for a comprehensive, long-term and proper settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue. China is ready to play an active and constructive role together with all relevant parties in the process.