“Iran has a right to the use of peaceful nuclear energy,” Clinton stated during a joint press conference with Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa in Jakarta on Monday, the Times of Israel reported.
“But Iran must abide by its international obligations and cannot be permitted to get a nuclear weapon,” she added.
China reiterates call for diplomatic solution to Iran nuclear issue
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi has said that the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program should be resolved only through diplomatic channels.
Yang made the remarks during a joint press conference with Clinton in Beijing on Wednesday.
“China believes any dialogue between Iran and the 5+1 group, which comprises five UN Security Council members plus Germany, will play a positive role. All parties should remain committed to negotiation with a sober state, seriously consider suggestions from involved parties, give more attention to positive ideas in the suggestions and coordinate on them,” the Chinese foreign minister stated.
China participates in the dialogue with earnest attitude and advocates a sober and objective judgment of the situation, he added.
He also said, “China strictly abides by the resolutions of the UN Security Council and opposes unilateral sanctions. China will not accept the decision of unilateral sanctions if other countries are also punished.”
In addition, part of an article published on Ynetnews on Monday reads, “For the first time in months the (Israeli) prime minister (Benjamin Netanyahu) has allowed diplomacy to take center stage” in regard to Iran’s nuclear program.