Xi Jinping urges Iran to seek positive results in Geneva talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday urged Iran to seek positive results in the upcoming talks over its nuclear program in Geneva. The previous round of talks in Geneva earlier this month helped defuse tension and kept talks going, Xi told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a telephone conversation. The talks, Xi said, were in […]

EU strengthens sanctions against Iran

The European Union (EU) on Monday decided to strengthened its sanctions against Iran. Following a review, Foreign Ministers of the 27-member bloc met in Brussels decided to prolong the EU restrictive measures in response to “serious human rights violations in Iran” by 12 months. The EU also added nine persons responsible for the alleged human […]

China welcomes Iran’s nuclear weapon ban stance

China said on Wednesday it welcomes and attaches importance to Iran’s latest stance of banning development of nuclear weapons. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the remarks at a daily press briefing here. Hong said that Iran is a signatory of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty. “We hope that all relevant parties can enhance talks and […]

China reiterates opposition to sanctions on Iran over nuclear program

China reiterates opposition to sanctions on Iran over nuclear program

China on Wednesday reiterated its opposition to sanctions on Iran over Tehran’s controversial nuclear program. “The Chinese side has long been opposed to any unilateral sanctions on Iran,” said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei. He added that sanctions cannot ultimately help to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue, but will only further worsen and escalate […]

China “fair, objective” on Iran’s nuclear issue: top legislator

China “fair, objective” on Iran’s nuclear issue: top legislator

China’s top legislator Wu Bangguo said here on Tuesday that China has always held a fair and objective stance on the Iranian nuclear issue and is opposed to the research, development and possession of nuclear weapon by any Middle East country. Meanwhile, China believes that a country’s right for the peaceful use of nuclear power […]

Iran tests missile with new guidance system

Iran tests missile with new guidance system

Iran’s defense minister, Ahmad Vahidi, says that Tehran has tested a new version of its Fateh 110 short-range missile. He claims the newer missile can hit “enemy” targets in neighboring countries, and targets at sea in the Persian Gulf. Lebanon’s Hezbollah reportedly has stockpiles of an earlier version of the missile. The reported test of […]

Obama imposes new sanctions on Iran

Obama imposes new sanctions on Iran

President Barack Obama has announced new sanctions on Iran, just as the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate are preparing to introduce their own legislation. President Obama has signed an executive order that imposes new sanctions on Iran’s energy and petrochemical sectors to prevent the country from getting around existing sanctions. The deputy national […]

China calls for greater consensus during meeting on Iranian nuclear issue

China on Tuesday urged all parties concerned to achieve greater consensus during an upcoming meeting on the Iranian nuclear issue to be held in Istanbul. A Chinese delegation led by an official of the Department of Arms Control and Disarmament of the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will attend the technical-level meeting between the P5+1 […]

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