China has called on Iran to come to a long-awaited agreement with six world powers over its dubious nuclear program and “finish the last kilometer of the marathon talks well,” without extending the deadline for the third time.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the talks between Tehran and the P5+1 powers (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France, plus Germany) were a “historic opportunity” to resolve the dispute over Iran’s nuclear activities.
“The negotiations have seen positive progress,” he said in Tehran, but “they have become more difficult and complicated” as they come close to a conclusion, AFP reported.
While Iran insists it has no nuclear weapons ambitions, it is subject to wide-ranging Western and United Nations sanctions. Disagreements in the talks revolve around the extent of nuclear activities Iran will be allowed to continue and the timetable for the lifting of the sanctions.