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Iran: China wants nuclear Issue kept out of UN security council
AKI/DAWN ^ | 2005 Aug 11

Posted on 08/11/2005 5:20:14 AM PDT by Wiz

New York, 11 August (AKI/DAWN) - China says it does not support bringing the Iranian nuclear issue to the UN Security Council and said it would not be helpful. "The Iranian government, European Union and IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] are currently holding crucial talks and we don’t think it will be helpful to bring the issue to the Security Council," said China’s ambassador to the United Nations, Wang Guangya, on Wednesday.

Wang told reporters that China supported the efforts of the IAEA and the European Union to bring about an agreement on the issue.

He refused to say whether China would veto any resolution on Iran if it was brought to the UN Security Council, saying: “It’s premature to say anything.” He also said China was against imposing any sanctions on Iran.

Beijing, with a veto power in the 15 member security council, could also block any resolution if it was ever brought to the security council.

Iran voluntarily suspended operations last year of all uranium enrichment-related and reprocessing activities during the negotiations on its programme, which it insists is for peaceful energy production, but which some countries, including the United States, say is part of an effort to produce nuclear weapons.

But on Monday it re-started activities at the Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) in Isfahan after rejecting the latest proposals from the three European Union (EU) countries, Britain, France and Germany, known as the EU3. Enriched uranium can be used for peaceful purposes such as generating energy or for making nuclear weapons and the EU3 have said a resumption of nuclear activities would mean the end of the negotiations.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: china; iran; irannukes

1 posted on 08/11/2005 5:20:15 AM PDT by Wiz
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2 posted on 08/11/2005 5:24:49 AM PDT by Wiz
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To: Wiz

Oh boy...
I since that China really wants to see us fall. Cold War II is coming

3 posted on 08/11/2005 5:31:33 AM PDT by CarlEOlsoniii (McCarthy goes after Communists with a shotgun; I go after them with a rifle -Nixon)
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To: Wiz

Now we know who has been supplying Iran as well as North Korea.

4 posted on 08/11/2005 6:13:33 AM PDT by rod1
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To: rod1
As if there was ever any question.

What was the name of the place? Pakistan?

5 posted on 08/11/2005 6:20:53 AM PDT by CasearianDaoist
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To: rod1

Follow the money. 'swhat the Clintons did.

6 posted on 08/11/2005 6:34:06 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Scratch a Liberal. Uncover a Fascist)
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To: Wiz

Of course they will. And if China doesn't, Russia will.

The only thing that will stop the Mullahs from getting nukes is the U.S. or Israel.

Not the U.N.
Not Europe.
Not the EU-3.

What the hell are we waiting for, a mushroom cloud?

7 posted on 08/11/2005 9:15:41 AM PDT by tomahawk (Proud to be an enemy of Islam (check out
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To: Wiz
Iran-China tourism conference opens in Beijing

Beijing, Aug 5, IRNA-The one-day conference on expansion of tourism cooperation between Iran and China opened in Beijing on Friday. The decision on holding the seminar was made after China agreed to introduce Iran to Chinese tourists as a tourist destination.

The conference is jointly sponsored by Iran's Embassy and the cultural attache office in Beijing and a few private Iranian travel agencies.

The event is attended by a number of tourism experts from private and state sectors of the two countries.

Iranian Ambassador to China Fereydoun Verdi-Nejad and several other Chinese and Iranian officials are due to address the inaugural ceremony of the conference.

During the conference, Iranian and Chinese officials in charge of tourism are due to discuss Iran's tourist facilities and the prerequisites for admission of foreign tourists, in particular those from China.

8 posted on 08/11/2005 10:18:34 AM PDT by thierrya
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To: tomahawk
I am not saying that they don't have the bomb or won't have in the next few years. But, I need some evidence. I have heard they have gas centrifuges, but does that really mean they intend to build a bomb. I hate for us to go through a hold process which might include military action and end up with egg on our face. I think military action is already called for considering their support for the insurgents.
9 posted on 08/11/2005 3:24:59 PM PDT by Kuehn12 (Kuehn12)
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