China hopes for new round of talks between six world powers and Iran

08:44, June 24, 2011      

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China hoped to see a new round of talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany to be held as soon as possible, Yang Tao, counselor of the Chinese Mission to the United Nations said on Thursday.

Yang told a Security Council meeting on the Iran sanctions regime that China hoped all parties concerned would intensify diplomatic efforts, and start as soon as possible a new round of dialogue between the six world powers and Iran.

Yang said that China hoped the panel of experts on Iran sanction to work in accordance with the principles of neutrality, objectivity and independence, prepare report and come up with recommendations on the basis of reliable information in order to play a due role in promoting comprehensive and effective implementation of relevant Security Council resolutions.

China believed that dialogue and negotiations should be based on progressiveness, equality and mutual benefits, he said.

"This is the only correct means for comprehensive, lasting and proper settlement to the Iran issue, which conform to the common interests of all parties," Yang noted.

As a contracting power to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), Iran is entitled to peaceful use of nuclear energy, and also observes the relevant international obligations, Yang said

China hoped that Iran would take positive steps and strengthen the confidence of the international community in the peaceful nature of Iran nuclear program, he added.

Source: Xinhua
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