China offers help to push forward Iran N-talks

A top Chinese diplomat says Beijing is ready to make joint efforts with relevant parties to push forward the new round of nuclear negotiations between Iran and six world powers.

“China stands ready to work with relevant parties to promote peace talks and push forward the peace process of the negotiation on the Iranian nuclear issue,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in a daily press briefing in Beijing on Monday.

He further noted that the talks on Iran’s nuclear energy program are entering an important new stage.

“China urges relevant parties to stick to peaceful talks, adopt an objective and pragmatic attitude, seek common ground while solving differences, and jointly pursue mutual benefits and a win-win outcome,” Hong stated.

Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council — Russia, China, France, Britain, and the US — plus Germany are set to start their fresh round of talks over Tehran’s nuclear energy program in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Tuesday. The negotiations are expected to last until Wednesday.

The Tuesday morning session of the talks is said to be presided over by Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who represents the six nations. The talks will then continue at deputy level.

On Monday, Zarif said the new round of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the six world powers will focus on uranium enrichment and Arak heavy water reactor.

By Press TV


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