China Bolsters US Push for Iran Sanctions

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

The US and its western allies achieved a diplomatic breakthrough of sorts on Friday after China joined talks at the United Nations 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 nuclear ambitions.

…China had previously insisted that it 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” policy, 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.”


Subscribe to CDT


Browsers Unbounded by Lantern

Now, you can combat internet censorship in a new way: by toggling the switch below while browsing China Digital Times, you can provide a secure "bridge" for people who want to freely access information. This open-source project is powered by Lantern, know more about this project.

Google Ads 1

Giving Assistant

Google Ads 2

Anti-censorship Tools

Life Without Walls

Click on the image to download Firefly for circumvention

Open popup

Welcome back!

CDT is a non-profit media site, and we need your support. Your contribution will help us provide more translations, breaking news, and other content you love.