BEIJING — China showed no sign Tuesday of throwing its
support behind new sanctions against Iran following talks with
Britain's foreign minister, who had hoped to persuade Beijing to join a
growing international consensus for more stringent measures.
Minister Yang Jiechi maintained that sanctions weren't the solution to
disagreements over Iran's nuclear program and that more talks were the
"Sanctions do not provide a fundamental solution to
the Iranian nuclear issue. Ultimately, this issue has to be
appropriately resolved through peaceful negotiations," Yang said at a
joint news conference with Britain's David Miliband following their
discussions in Beijing.