China urges pragmatic approach in Iran nuclear talks


China has called on all relevant parties to negotiations over Iran’s nuclear energy program to adopt a “flexible and pragmatic” policy to accelerate the conclusion of a comprehensive deal.

“We hope that all the parties adopt a flexible and practical attitude, meet each other half way, and eventually reach a fair, balanced, mutually beneficial and win-win comprehensive agreement,” said Wang Min, China’s deputy permanent representative to the UN.

The Chinese envoy made the remarks at a UN Security Council meeting on the 1737 Committee, which is tasked with overseeing a set of sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear energy program in December 2006.

“China stands ready to work together with all parties and actively promote the negotiations and to make new contribution to a comprehensive settlement to the issue,” he said.


His comment came as the Iranian negotiating team, headed by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left for New York on Tuesday morning for a new round of talks scheduled for September 18.


Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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