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China snubs US call for harsher Iran sanctions

Press TV – February 25, 2010

Beijing once again has shrugged off Washington’s call for harsher sanctions against Iran over its nuclear activities.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently said she expects the UN Security Council to impose new sanctions against Iran within the “next 30 to 60 days.”

Clinton claimed that the US administration’s overtures to Tehran have helped Washington gain greater international support for tougher sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.

Clinton said, “Iran has left the international community little choice but to impose greater costs for its provocative steps.”

However, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said that his country believes diplomatic efforts have not yet been exhausted.

“We believe there is still diplomatic room for the Iranian nuclear issue,” Qin said.

“We hope all parties concerned can put the overall interest in their mind and enhance consultation and dialogue so as to come to a peaceful solution,” he added.

Qin said China would “continue to play a constructive role” in resolving the issue.

Aside from China, Russia — another veto-wielding member of the UN Security Council — has voiced opposition to new Iran sanctions proposed by Clinton.

Tehran has repeatedly declared that the Western-backed sanctions will not force it to give up the Iranian nation’s legitimate nuclear rights.

February 25, 2010 - Posted by | Economics, Wars for Israel


  1. How about asking Israel the rogue State to allow inspections in all of her Nuclear Facilities and come clean
    once and for all.
    Hello Russia and China why have you refused to get involved
    and demand from Israel just that?


    Comment by B. Benhamid | February 25, 2010

  2. Israel should mind its own business and clean up its own back yard before it lectures Iran. Israel is a much bigger threat to the world than Iran. Israel is a global parasite that thumbs its nose at the world community and then has the nerve to ask for all kinds of favors and handouts from everyone.


    Comment by Albert | October 15, 2011

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