Holdout China Will Discuss Sanctions Against Iran

Move seems to boost Obama's wish for action soon
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 31, 2010 9:31 PM CDT
Chinese President Hu Jintao greets Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in this 2008 photo.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – China might at last be open to sanctions against Iran, diplomats say—potentially removing a key stumbling block to President Obama’s wish for new measures within weeks to rein in Tehran’s nuclear program, among other things. “China has begun providing us with its views on specific measures for a new round of sanctions,” a US official tells the Financial Times; talks among the UN Security Council members will move soon to the New York headquarters.

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