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Geithner may discuss Iran sanctions on Beijing trip

By Zhang Yuwei and Li Lianxing  (China Daily)

09:28, January 06, 2012

NEW YORK / BEIJING - US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will arrive in Beijing on Jan 10 for a two-day visit, the US Treasury Department said on Wednesday.

While in Beijing, Geithner will meet Vice-Premier Wang Qishan on Tuesday, and Premier Wen Jiabao, Vice-President Xi Jinping and Vice-Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday to discuss measures to promote continued economic growth, the Treasury said.

The Treasury statement said Geithner would also discuss the possibility of increasing pressure on Iran, including financial measures targeting the Central Bank of Iran.

On Saturday, US President Barack Obama signed into law new sanctions against financial institutions dealing with Iran's central bank, the main conduit for the country's oil revenues.

On Wednesday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei reiterated China's position on Iran, saying it prefers dialogue rather than sanctions.

Hong said China opposes one country placing its domestic law above international law and imposing unilateral sanctions on other countries.

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PD User at 2012-01-0780.94.16.*
2012-1-6.Iran sanctions to hit at China-issue oil.Consecquncees-Iran to lose chinese support .US to be to give quietly allow to attack Iran.Where a logic a sense iranian politic?Future"s need to build pipelloil with Iran.Probably intrigue western intelligency in Iran provokes situation to give pretekt"s to war.
helen at 2012-01-06203.82.90.*
If Beijing follows suit, then the United States would have successfully alienated China from another friend. This would prove that China could not be a reliable friend in times of adversity and need and would be mistrusted by every nation on earth!This all depends on whether the Qing Dynasty court is still running the leadership in Beijing?

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