March 31st, 2010
06:59 PM ET
5 years ago

China agrees to discuss sanctions against Iran

(CNN) – China has agreed to negotiate possible sanctions against Iran over Tehran's failure to comply with international regulations involving its nuclear energy program, the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations said Wednesday.

Ambassador Susan Rice told CNN that the Chinese commitment represented progress because China previously has been unwilling to agree to stronger sanctions against Iran sought by the United States and other allies.

"China has agreed to sit down and begin serious negotiations in New York" with other permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, Rice said.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. T'SAH from Virginia

    Yes, becasue he sees a president that is willing to bring world peace and mean it. Tea Party & Company thinks our president is ARROGANT – I hear this a lot lately!!! Bush was MORE Arrogant and it was verfied by the world leaders!!!

    March 31, 2010 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  2. YesWeCan

    Obama is kickin but and taking names

    March 31, 2010 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  3. terry,va.

    Obummie put on his rickshaw hat and bowed 3 times so he could get meaninglessness sanctions.

    March 31, 2010 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  4. southern cousin

    This is like an Obama promise. It means absolutely nothing. Why even print such tripe.

    March 31, 2010 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |