Chinese Envoy to Visit Iran, Russia to Discuss Tehran Nuclear Dispute
China says it is sending a top envoy to Iran and Russia in an attempt to defuse Iran's nuclear standoff with the West...


By VOA News
Posted Thursday, April 13, 2006

  
Chinese Envoy to Visit Iran, Russia to Discuss Tehran Nuclear Dispute
Mohamed ElBaradei


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China says it is sending a top envoy to Iran and Russia in an attempt to defuse Iran's nuclear standoff with the West.

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday, that Assistant Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai will visit the two countries, starting Friday.

Earlier, China expressed concern at the United Nations over Iran's announcement that it has enriched uranium to nuclear power strength.

U.N. nuclear watchdog agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei is preparing to discuss the issue with Iranian officials in Tehran, Thursday.

ElBaradei has urged Iran to come to terms with the request of the international community and suspend its nuclear program.

Tehran says it will not back away from uranium enrichment activity.

ElBaradei is to report to the U.N. Security Council on April 28 - the deadline the council has set for Iran to halt its nuclear activities.

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday the United Nations must take "strong steps" on Iran.

The United States has long accused Iran of seeking to build nuclear weapons.

Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful energy purposes only.


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