China urges Iran to cooperate with nuclear agency

China's foreign minister called on Iran on Tuesday to intensify its cooperation with the United Nation's nuclear watchdog and for the Security Council to pursue a diplomatic resolution to the nuclear dispute. "We welcome, support and call upon Iran to step up cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency," Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing said at a news conference. Li reiterated China's support for a peaceful resolution to the dispute between Iran and the United States and European Union powers, which suspect Teheran may be pursuing a nuclear weapons program.