China's president tells Iran to seize opportunity ahead of key nuclear talks

By REUTERS
November 20, 2013 05:13
1 minute read.

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

BEIJING - China's president told his Iranian counterpart to seize the opportunity to improve relations with world powers, as diplomats hope to clinch a preliminary deal to curb Iran's nuclear programme in charged talks resuming in Geneva on Wednesday.

The United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany came close to winning concessions from Iran on the scope of its nuclear work in return for some sanctions relief at negotiations in the Swiss city on Nov. 7-9.

Policymakers have said that an interim accord on steps to start defusing a decade of hostility between the West and Iran could be within reach during talks this week.

President Xi Jinping praised Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for his government's "proactive conduct" on nuclear talks and its efforts to improve relations with the international community, the official Xinhua news agency said late on Tuesday.

"China hopes Iran seizes the opportunity, maintains the dialogue momentum, and seeks the greatest common factor to strive for the best results," Xinhua cited Xi as saying in a phone call with Rouhani.

China will continue to exert a proactive influence in six-party talks to create conditions for a long-term resolution, Xi said.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 16, 2018
Violent Nicaragua protests claim another 10 lives -rights group

By REUTERS