Iranian nuclear issue
On the Iranian nuclear issue, let me stress that it is our consistent position to uphold the international nuclear non-proliferation regime, and peace and stability in the relevant region. We have always called for a peaceful settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue through consultation and negotiation, and we have been playing an active part to that end. There are some difficulties surrounding efforts to settle the Iranian nuclear issue at present, but we don't think that diplomatic efforts have been exhausted. Pressure and sanctions cannot solve this issue in a fundamental way.
We hope that all parties concerned will stick to the overall objective of seeking a diplomatic solution to the issues through negotiation and give full play to their political wisdom to find a comprehensive, reasonable and fair solution.