It is China's stand that the Iran nuclear issue should be solved within the framework of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Kong Quan in Beijing on February 3.
US President George W. Bush said Wednesday in his annual State of the Union address that Iran was the "world's primary state sponsor of terror." Bush said Washington is "working with European allies to make clear to the Iranian regime that it must give up its uranium enrichment program and any plutonium reprocessing, and end its support for terror."
When asked to comment on Bush's remarks and on the Iran nuclear issue at a regular press conference, Kong said the Chinese government always upholds that disputes between different countries should be solved through dialogue, and should accord with the UN charter and principles on international relations.
As to the Iran nuclear issue, Kong said, it should be solved within the IAEA framework.