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China hopes for prompt resumption of Iranian nuclear talks

BEIJING, May 10 (Xinhua) — China hopes that the new round of talks between Iran and world powers could start at an early date, a spokesperson said Tuesday.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu said at a briefing that China hopes mutual trust can be strengthened through pragmatic measures.

“China has always supported the proper resolution of Iran’s nuclear issue through negotiations and dialogue,” Jiang said, pledging further contact with all sides.

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday welcomed a European Union proposal to resume talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (G5+1) on its nuclear program.

In January, the six world powers wrapped up nuclear talks with Iran in Istanbul but failed to reach any agreement.

Some Western countries suspect Iran’s uranium enrichment program is intended for producing nuclear weapons, but that claim has been denied by Iran.

Editor: Bi Mingxin
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