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Chinese Foreign Minister Says Iran Issue Entering A 'New Stage'

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi
NEW YORK -- Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi says the Iran nuclear crisis has entered "a new stage" as Israel has called for a "red line" to prevent the Islamic republic from acquiring a nuclear bomb.

Addressing the UN General Assembly on in New York on September 27, the Chinese foreign minister called on all parties "to intensify their diplomatic efforts, maintain and promote talks, stabilize the situation, and gradually seek a comprehensive, long-term and proper resolution."

He also said that Beijing is willing to maintain communication and strengthen cooperation with the other parties to play a constructive role in promoting talks."