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IRAN – UNITED STATES – CHINA
Beijing trying to “water down” sanctions against Tehran
China has proposed amendments to US-drafted sanctions. The mainland is Iran’s biggest trading partner, and depends on its energy supplies. The United States does not exclude the military option. Turkey offers to mediate.
01/04/2010 CHINA – IRAN
Beijing wants peaceful solution to Iran nuclear standoff
Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang says China is in favour of talks with the 5+1 group but favours diplomacy over sanctions. Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator arrives in Beijing today.
As he is endorsed President, Ahmadinejad calls for the suppression of weapons of mass destruction
"I hope to remove the seals and resume activities [in the Isfahan facilities] today," says Iran's National Security Council spokesman Ali Agha Mohammadi.
23/03/2007 IRAN – UNITED NATIONS
UN Vote on new sanctions against Iran expected tomorrow
The resolution that will be tabled tomorrow in the Security Council is expected to include an arms export ban, trade and financial restrictions and a travel ban on certain Iranian officials.
23/08/2006 IRAN UNITED NATIONS
Tehran open to "dialogue", mum on uranium enrichment
Iran's reply to the offer made by the 5+1 group is taking the wind out of the UN ultimatum. As the international community splits over the issue, Tehran carries out a new round of military exercises.
16/03/2007 UN - IRAN
For Teheran, Security Council agreement on new sanctions nothing but "Waste Paper”
The draft, drawn up in agreement by the “5+1”, will be discussed next week; predicts block on all arms exports from Iran and freeze on financial assistance. Tehran wants to participate in the session.
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