Chinese President Hu Jintao has urged Iran “to show flexibility and pragmatism” during the upcoming talks with world powers on the country’s nuclear program.
“China hopes the Iranian side can weigh up the situation, take a flexible and pragmatic approach, have serious talks with all six related nations, and enhance dialogues and cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency so as to ensure the tensions can be eased through negotiations,” President Hu told the visiting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, according to a statement issued by the Chinese Foreign Ministry [Xinhua, 8 June].
Photo Credit: Chinese President Hu Jintao meeting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Beijing. Friday 8 June 2012. AP