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11/13/07

Chinese FM arrives in Tehran

Tehran, Nov 13, IRNA - Foreign Minister of China Yan Jiechi arrived in Tehran on Tuesday at the invitation of his Iranian counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki.

This is the first visit to Iran of Yan Jiechi after he took office in spring.

Iran's Foreign Ministry has announced that the Chinese minister's visit to Iran is in line with the two capitals exchange of views on major political, regional and international issues.

As a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, China has always voiced its clear opposition to imposing unilateral sanctions against Iran.

Beijing has consistently stressed on finding a peaceful diplomatic solution to settle disputes over Iran's peaceful nuclear activities.

Beijing against anti-Iran sanctions

Beijing, Nov 13, IRNA - Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said on Tuesday that Beijing is against imposing unilateral sanctions against Iran.

Talking to reporters during his weekly press briefing, he said Beijing has repeatedly announced its transparent and clear position regarding Iran's nuclear program.

China believes that sanction and force are of no use, he said urging the settlement of Iran's nuclear case through diplomacy.

Beijing also believes that unilateral sanctions and pressures will only make the issue more complicated, the Chinese official reiterated.

He further told reporters that Chinese Foreign Minister Yan Jiechi is currently in Iran at the invitation of his Iranian counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki.

This is the first visit to Iran of Yan Jiechi after he took office in spring.

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