China Calls for Peaceful Resolution of Nuclear Standoff

From the New York Times:

President Hu Jintao of China urged other nations on Saturday to negotiate a resolution to ’s nuclear issue during a meeting with ’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, making clear again that China disapproves of any move by Western countries to attack with military force.

Mr. Hu met with Mr. Ahmadinejad on Saturday in the Great Hall of the People here after Mr. Ahmadinejad flew into Beijing to attend the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games, which began in the evening.

“At present, the Iran nuclear issue is faced with a rare opportunity for the resumption of talks, and we hope all parties concerned could seize the opportunity and show flexibility to push for a peaceful settlement of the issue,” Mr. Hu said in the meeting, Xinhua, the state news agency, reported.

September 7, 2008 7:40 AM
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