TEHRAN – Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi has praised Iran’s goodwill and constructive approach toward the settlement of the dispute over Tehran’s nuclear energy program, press TV reported on Sunday.
He also underlined the need for a peaceful settlement of the issue, expressing his country’s opposition to sanctions against Iran.
The top Chinese official made the remarks during a meeting with Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi in Beijing on Saturday.
Iran and the six major powers, namely the United States, China, Russia, Britain, France, plus Germany, which are known as the 5+1 group, are scheduled to meet in Geneva on Tuesday and Wednesday. And representatives of Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency will meet on October 28.
The visiting Iranian official, for his part, expressed hope that the new round of nuclear talks between Iran and the six world powers would be held in a cooperative and win-win atmosphere in order to find a solution to settle problems.
He also said that Iran pursued a policy of consolidating high-level relations with China, adding that it was a foreign policy priority for Iran to cooperate with China to help promote peace in Asia and the rest of the world.
Sarmadi also held a separate meeting with his Chinese counterpart Zhang Yesui, during which the two officials welcomed the new climate ahead of the upcoming nuclear talks between Iran and the opposite side. They also discussed Tehran-Beijing cooperation.