China Bolsters US Push for Iran Sanctions

The Financial Times has the latest on the diplomatic efforts to win against Iran:

The US and its western achieved a diplomatic breakthrough of sorts on Friday after joined talks at the in New York to consider a fourth round of sanctions against Iran.

But both Beijing and Russia stressed they had not closed the door to a diplomatic solution to the stand-off with Iran over the country’s ambitions.

…China had previously insisted that was too early even to consider more sanctions against Iran. Beijing’s participation in the talks marks a softening of this stance.

The six powers dealing with Iran on the nuclear issue are following a “dual track” , offering Iran the incentive of negotiations coupled with the pressure of further sanctions.

After the latest talks, Li Baodong, Chinese ambassador, stressed the importance of the former. “The dual-track approach is actually focused on diplomacy.”

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