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CHINA HAS blocked western efforts to impose a fresh round of UN sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme, saying diplomatic efforts to stop Tehran building atomic weapons are ongoing.
Envoy Zhang Yesui laid out China’s case as his country took over the presidency of the Security Council and called for “time and patience” in dealings with Iran.
Tehran already has been hit with three rounds of sanctions for refusing to comply with demands that it halt sensitive nuclear activities and US president Barack Obama and other western powers want a fourth raft of sanctions to raise the p