China dismisses spy report on Iran
Chinese Foreign Ministry has
denied a report claiming her country has passed some information on Iranian
nuclear program to the IAEA.
"The report is made of
nothing and fabricated and born out of clandestine motives," Foreign
Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said on Thursday when
asked by a journalist to respond to a report saying China has given some information on
Iranian nuclear plan to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
She said, "We strongly
deny the report."
China has always supported a
peaceful solution to the Iranian nuclear issue through diplomatic talks, she
The Associated Press
published a report Wednesday saying China
provided the IAEA with intelligence linked to Iran's alleged attempts to make
government's position on the Iranian nuclear issue had always been
reliable," Jiang said, adding China believes
that all parties should fully put forth creativity and show flexibility to find
a way out that is helpful to a comprehensive and long-lasting solution to the
China would continue to make
constructive efforts in this regard, Jiang said.
China has constantly been against
cruel UN Security Council sanctions against Iran
and has always diluted a US-led push to impose harsh penalties on Tehran.