China calls for solving Iran's nuclear issue peacefully
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Beijing, May 25, IRNA
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao here Thursday said that China's approach to Iran's nuclear issue is not based on its own interests and that it is rather seeking a peaceful solution to it.
Speaking to reporters in his weekly briefing, he said that the meeting of representatives of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council along with Germany (5+1 Group) can help the issue be solved peacefully.
Jianchao said that no report has yet been released on the outcome of the London meeting, adding that rather Iran's nuclear issue has been examined from various dimensions.
The 5+1 group met in London on Wednesday to examine the package of incentives to be offered to Iran.
In response to a question asking his view about the reference of a German official to China as the major obstacle to solving Iran's nuclear issue, Jianchao said that he does not know whether this is the official approach of the German government.
Then he almost ruled out such a possibility and said that such a remark is unacceptable to China.
The Chinese official noted that his country supports the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and assured that China's approach is quite firm.
"China is not concerned about its own private interests in Iran's nuclear case and it supports the idea of solving it through peaceful ways.
"Along with other countries, China is seeking a peaceful solution to the issue. Meanwhile, the parties involved in the case are doing their best to solve it through dialogue," he added.
Jianchao said that this is why bringing up the remark of the German official on the issue at this point does not help solve the matter.
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