Yesterday’s claims that the Chinese government had, after months of US cajoling, finally agreed to support sanctions against Iran appear to be premature, and China has reiterated its past position that diplomacy, not sanctions, should resolve the issue.
“We will strengthen communication with other parties and engage all parties to promote a proper resolution by diplomatic means,” insisted Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang.
Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi insisted that China’s position had not changed at all, and he met today with Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili about the issue.
Russian officials also issued a statement saying that they supported “focused and selective” sanctions, which is largely in keeping with their previous statements in opposition to the broader package of “crippling” economic sanctions sought by the US.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claimed earlier this week that there was a “consensus” on the need for sanctions and claimed specifically that China had a “growing awareness” of the importance of the move.
18 thoughts on “China Denies Backing Iran Sanctions”
The UN Security council has no legitemcy because 4 european countries have the 80% of the world vote in UNSC,while they are only 20% of the worlds population.
the entire un is a sharade
Talleyrand is trembling uncontrollably with laughter–No. 3455.
Time to disband the corrupt coercion headquarters.. Five nuclear members sticking their fist down the throats of the weak with their veto… And WHY would any other nation want to go thermonuclear..??
DUH, It is the key to the veto club..The U.N. has become the anthesis of what it was intended to be… It was intended to protect the weak and small from the strong and powerful. What it has become is a bludgeon of the powerful to batter the weak and keep them weak.. In the end, an organization where those who need protection have little or no power or voice in the conduct of the nuclear states in their marauding the
planet for petrobooty, land and prime geographically advantageous locations from which to maraud further.. With such friends, enemies seem kind……. E.G. The naked moment, when the U.N. pulled the weapons inspectors so the U.S., England… et al could conduct their (illegal under U.N. laws) attack on Iraq,, Spineless worms!
Good for China – assuming this isn't just them trying to raise the price a little for sacrificing their sovereignty and that of every country in the world that doesn't want to kowtow to the Anglo Empire. Now it's time for Russia to wake up and tell the Anglo Empire to cut the nonsense.
If Obama so chooses, he can sit down like an adult with Iran and work out a nice normalization of relations. That's ALL that's needed and we all know it, so let's push for it.
"If Obama so chooses,…." 🙂 Nothing is not up to a puppet to choose, "eppie". It is all up to those who made you put the present puppet in the White House. Strange as it is, even though most people, in the back of their mind, know that "money" rules the world, most (like you) still think that presidents, premiers and such do. Amazing.
The UN was intended to avoid a 3rd WW and so far it has succeeded. The problem is that the Pentagon aims to achieve a disarming and unanswerable first-strike capability which inevitably leads to Launch On Warning and nuclear war by mistake because of the bloody fools in the Pentagon. On the new missiles in Poland, Romania and on ships in the Black Sea in Bulgaria former Trident missile engineer Bob Aldridge-http://www.plrc.org-commented, "Whether on ships or land, they are still a necessary component for an unanswerable first strike". Why isn´t MAD enough for the Pentagon ? Nuclear Primacy is suicidal.
While the article is not really about the UN, I have to agree with most comments here. I never really thought I'd come around to this view, but the UN should be abolished.
haha, Hilary looks the fool she is.
…. Or……….. China could just sanction Hillary….. and bring peace to the whole planet.
I told you China would pull the rug out from under Hillary. She looks like the stupid, overbearing, loudmouth that she is. Her ambition far exceeds her ability in every aspect of her life. Once again she looks like the little brat running around on the playground telling everyone her big sister is going to beat them up. What she doesn't realize is that foreign government laugh at her and just want her to leave.
But, she never shuts her big mouth.
Excellent analogy and analysis.
Ahhh, Joseph,… you are, like so many other, shooting at the piano player, rather than at the composers. Hillary, like Obama are just doing what the US shadow government tells them to do.
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