Chinese FM urges patience in Iran nuclear talks

China is calling for patience and diplomatic efforts with Iran to address Teheran's nuclear ambitions.

Chinese ForeignMinister Yang Jieche told a gathering of the world's top defenseofficials in Munich Friday that negotiations with Iran have "entered acrucial stage."

"The parties concerned should, with theoverall and long-term interests in mind, step up diplomatic efforts,stay patient and adopt a more flexible, pragmatic and proactive policy," Jieche said.

He said the "purpose is to seek a comprehensive, long-term and proper solution through dialogue and negotiations."