China agrees on ineffective sanctions issue: Iran

Iran and China agreed during talks in Beijing that sanctions are "not effective", Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili said.

China agrees on ineffective sanctions issue: Iran

Iran and China agreed during talks in Beijing that sanctions are "not effective", Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili said on Friday after meeting China's foreign minister and other officials in Beijing.

"In our talks with China it was agreed that tools such as sanctions have lost their effectiveness," Jalili told a news conference in the Chinese capital, speaking via a Chinese translator.

Asked if China backs sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme, he said: "It's up to China to answer that."

"Iranians are familiar with sanctions," Saeed Jalili was quoted by IRNA as saying in China.

Iran says its nuclear power is aimed at generating electricity, but West accuses Iran of covertly trying to build nuclear weapons.

Jalili flew to Beijing on Thursday to hold talks with Chinese officials. Iran is a major oil supplier to China.


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Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Nisan 2010, 12:15

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