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The White House
says President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao are instructing their diplomats to work
on potential sanctions to make clear to Iran the cost of continued nuclear defiance.
China's incremental move toward U.S. ambitions to sanction Iran and Ukraine's plans get rid of highly enriched uranium put some wind in Obama's sails as he presses global leaders to join him in locking down all nuclear materials within four ye
And Chinese spokesman Ma Zhaoxu did not mention sanctions in a statement on Hu's meeting with Obama.
Ma said China hopes all parties will step up diplomatic efforts and seek ways to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue through negotiations.
Six major world powers have agreed to begin putting together proposed new sanctions against Iran over its suspect nuclear program after China dropped its opposition, U.S. officials said Wednesday. China, long a holdout against fresh international penalties against Iran, signaled its willingness Wednesday to consider a U.N. Security Council sanctions resolution, two U.S. government officials said.
Originally posted by plumranch
Hehe! We can all be reassured that Iran will not make the bomb because of Chinese diplomatic pressure
[edit on 13/4/10 by plumranch]
Beijing supports dual-track strategy; Iran: China wouldn't back US.
Tuesday’s statement from Beijing reportedly called for a “dual-track strategy” in which diplomacy and dialogue with Teheran on the issue of its nuclear development and defiant rhetoric would continue as world leaders mull the possibility of sanctions.
"China always believes that dialogue and negotiation are the best way out for the issue. Pressure and sanctions cannot fundamentally solve it," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile on Tuesday, Iran expressed uncertainty over the possibility that China would back new sanctions against it. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Teheran did not consider Monday's joint statement by Obama and Hu to be Chinese "approval of the US stance and unfair actions."
It is just one big stalling game. Ultimately Iran wins and joins the nuclear club.
I just can't see China giving into Obama and placing serious sanctions on Iran.