Chinese President: Talks Key to Resolve Iranian Issue

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Chinese1 President Hu Jintao on Tuesday urged Iran to “seize positive factors” that can help accelerate the talks necessary to resolve the country’s nuclear dispute. “To properly solve the Iran nuclear issue through dialogue and negotiation is the fundamental way to ensure Iran’s right of peacefully utilizing nuclear power,” Jintao said in a meeting with Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the sidelines of the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Astana, Kazakhstan. Ahmadinejad said Tehran was willing to resolve the issue through cooperation and talks and was ready to communicate with Beijing over the issue, according to a statement released following the meeting.

 

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