China, France, Germany, Russia, Britain, the United States and the European Union Hold Informal Consultations on the Iranian Nuclear Issue Li Zhaoxing Stresses not to Give up Efforts to Resolve the Iranian Nuclear Issue through Dialogue

On January 30, presided by Britain's Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, foreign ministers from China, France, Germany, Russia, Britain and the US and EU Council Secretary-General and concurrently EU High Representative for the Common Foreign & Security Policy (CFSP) held informal consultations on the Iranian nuclear issue in London.


After the meeting, talking of consultations, Straw said that all parties attending the meeting are concerned about the Iranian nuclear issue. They required Iran to completely stop activities related to uranium enrichment including research and exploitation under the supervision by the international atomic energy agency (IAEA), considered that the special council meeting of IAEA to be held this week should report the related resolutions to the UN Security Council (UNSC), believed the director general of IAEA will report the meeting results to the IAEA board in March and then decide the next action according to the meeting resolutions in March, and were determined to make efforts to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue through diplomatic means.


According to the Chinese delegation, Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing stressed in the consultation that they should not give up efforts to seek solution through dialogues and negotiations. He hoped that the related parties may continue to keep calm and patient, strengthen mutual trust, show flexibility and avoid adopting measures that may intensify the contradiction.




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