China hopes all the relevant parties involved in the Iran nuclear issue will maintain patience and be flexible so as to avoid taking any actions that may make the situation more complicated, Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing said on Tuesday.
In a meeting with a visiting special envoy of the Iranian government, Javad Larijani, Li said China has always maintained that the Iran nuclear issue should be resolved through diplomatic negotiations and the Chinese side will go on playing a constructive role.
Larijani spoke positively of Iran-China relations and said the Iranian side is willing to continue to resort to negotiation and dialogue to solve the nuclear issue.
The two sides also discussed the further enhancement of diplomatic ties.
FM Spokesman Qin Gang also mentioned the nuclear issue at a regular press conference Tuesday afternoon, saying China supports Iran-Russia negotiations on the nuclear standoff and believes that Russia's proposal is a "helpful" attempt to break the current stalemate. China hopes that the negotiation between Iran and Russia will achieve progress as soon as possible, he added.
He said China hold that there is still room for solving the Iran nuclear issue through diplomatic negotiations, and hopes that Iran would fully cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and take measures which help to increase mutual trust and create conditions for the settlement of the issue.
China shares a common goal with the vast majority of the international community concerning the Iran nuclear issue, and advocates maintaining the seriousness and authority of the international non-proliferation mechanism, and opposing the proliferation of nuclear weapons, the spokesman said..