China urges Iran to pursue negotiations on nuclear issue

While Teheran was reviewing the US decision to be a full participant in talks with Iranian officials over its nuclear program, China on Thursday urged the Islamic republic to pursue negotiations. "We are glad to see an improvement in relations between the United States and Iran," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu told a press conference in Beijing. "We encourage Iran and other parties to have active contacts to seek an all-round, appropriate and long-term solution to the Iran nuclear issue."