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China calls Iran nuclear talks positive
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_at1a(6).jpgTEHRAN – China on Friday called Iran’s nuclear talks with the world powers in Vienna positive and constructive, saying it will be a good start for negotiations on a comprehensive agreement, Xinhua reported.
"This round of talks will help maintain the momentum of dialogue. It also laid a good foundation for negotiation on a comprehensive agreement," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying.
During the three-day talks, Iran and the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) agreed on a framework and a preliminary timetable for the nuclear negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program.  
Hua told a regular press briefing that all parties showed willingness to allay each other's concerns, conducted substantive discussions on the specific elements a comprehensive agreement requires, and made a timetable for the next round of talks.
She briefed the press on the five principles China has put forward, including sticking to the process of 5+1 dialogue with Iran, seeking a comprehensive, fair and appropriate long-term solution, following the principle of step-by-step and reciprocal process, creating a favorable atmosphere for negotiations, and pursuing a holistic approach addressing both symptoms and root causes of the issue.
"The five principles aim to help all parties bridge their differences and build a consensus. All sides recognized these principles as positive for promoting the dialogue process," Hua said.
She added that more complicated and sensitive problems will come out as the talks enter a new phase of comprehensive agreement negotiation.
China will join all parties, in the spirit of the five principles, to continue to promote the negotiations and play a constructive role in the search of a comprehensive, long-term and appropriate solution of the Iran nuclear standoff, the spokeswoman added.

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