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Foreign Ministry Spokesman Liu Jianchao's Comment on the Resumption of Dialogue on the Iranian Nuclear Issue and El Baradei's Intention for Another Term of IAEA's Director-General

2004-12-17

Q: Iran and the EU resumed their dialogue on the nuclear issue from Monday. What comment does China have on this? What's China's position on El Baradei's intention for another term of IAEA's Director-General?

A: China appreciates the diplomatic efforts made by Britain, France and Germany to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue and welcomes the agreement reached between Iran and the three countries. China expects the two sides to continue their equal consultations and reach agreement on the long-term solution of the issue at an early date.

Since Mr. El Baradei's assumption of his office, he has led the IAEA in doing substantial fruitful work, which has maintained the agency's role and credit in international non-proliferation and promoted the development of peaceful use of nuclear energy. His work has been universally recognized in the international community. China appreciates Mr. El Baradei's work and supports his reelection as the agency's director-general.

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