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RUSSIA – IRAN – CHINA
Iran’s Bushehr nuclear reactor to start up in August
The Russian-built plant is right on schedule. For the United States, plans to start up the facility are “premature”. More sanctions against Tehran are on the table.
22/04/2010 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.
Iran starts tests at its Bushehr nuclear plant
The 1000-megawatt power plant has a billion dollar price tag. Tehran insists its nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes, but the United States and the West fear it might have military spin-offs.
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.
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