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China has not reported on Iran's nuclear activities to IAEA

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 8, IRNA
Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister for West Asia and North Africa Affairs Zhai Jun said on Tuesday that Beijing has not passed any information to IAEA on Iran's nuclear activities.

The Chinese official made the remarks in a meeting with Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific affairs Ali Mohammad Hosseini on Tuesday.

China has always backed Iran's legitimate right in making use of peaceful nuclear energy, he said.

He strongly rejected the news released by the Associated Press news agency claiming that China has forwarded IAEA new reports on Iran's nuclear activities which are contrary to IAEA rules and regulations.

At the meeting, the two sides discussed and exchanged views on mutual, regional and international developments.

Beijing attaches importance to expansion of ties with Tehran, he said adding that the two sides relations would help restore peace and stability in the region as well as the globe.

The thirteenth Iran-China Economic Commission Meeting is to be held in Tehran, he said adding that since his country is in strong need of energy, China will broaden cooperation with Iran in the sector.

Lauding Iran's efforts to maintain peace and stability in the region, he called the two sides officials to exchange views to this end.

He also extended an official invitation to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to attend the Olympic Games in China.

At the meeting, Hosseini, for his part, defined the two sides joint stance on mutual, regional and international developments briefing the Chinese envoy of the latest development in Iran's nuclear activities and progress.

Iran is ready to broaden and bolster political and economic relations between the two economic powers in Asia and expressed the hope that constructive talks between the two sides at various economic fields will bear fruit at the earliest.


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