Thu, 17 Jan 2008 12:05:11
Iran's nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, in Beijing
Iran's top nuclear negotiator says those countries that struggled to impose economic sanctions on Iran have not achieved any success.
Upon his arrival in Beijing early Thursday, Saeed Jalili stressed those countries which are seeking additional pressure on Iran will not succeed.
Asked about Iran's expectations of China in its nuclear standoff with the West, Jalili said, “Iran and China are both important countries in regional and international arenas which enjoy amicable ties.”
Jalili added that Iran and China enjoy very good relations and cooperation in political, economic, regional and international matters. He said his trip to China was aimed at exchanging views and consultation with the United Nations veto-wielding state.
Regarding some countries' efforts to keep Iran's nuclear dossier in the UN Security Council, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council exclaimed that some countries sent Iran's nuclear case to the Security Council with no legal justification.
“Their own reports have revealed their allegations to be without foundation. We hope these reports will have an impact on them,” he noted in an indirect reference to the US intelligence report which concluded Iran had no secret nuclear weapons program.