China slams latest set of US sanctions against Iran - PressTV 101202
www.presstv.com Steven Ribet, Press TV, Beijing In Beijing the Chinese government welcomed new talks between Iran and 5+1 group and criticized the latest set of sanctions, imposed unilaterally by the US and its allies against the Islamic Republic. Jiang Yu, spokeswoman, Foreign Minsitry of China: China sees dialogue and discussion as the only viable approach to the Iranian nuclear issue so we welcome new talks as a positive development. At the same time, China opposes sanctions imposed outside the framework of the United Nations. China has backed four sets of United Nations sanctions imposed on Iran since 2006. But it has opposed extra measures taken unilaterally. Announced on Tuesday, America's new sanctions target the Islamic Republic's shipping lines, which the US alleges supports Iran's nuclear and military programs. Standup: On the same day that America announced its latest set of sanctions, European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili agreed to hold talks in Geneva on the 6th and 7th of December in an attempt to restart negotiations. Just as China welcomed renewed talks between the West and Iran, it also welcomed recent Russian support for its weekend proposal to hold emergency discussions with other members of the so-called six party process in order to diffuse tensions on the Korean peninsula. Since North Korean shelled a South Korean island on Tuesday last week, the US has held large scale naval exercises with <b>...</b>
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