China, US to Work Together on Iran Sanctions

Countries 'share the same overall goal,' China says
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 13, 2010 7:42 AM CDT
President Barack Obama greets Chinese President Hu Jintao at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.   (Charles Dharapak)
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(Newser) – President Barack Obama's nuclear summit has yielded quick results: China agreed to work with the US on possible sanctions against Iran, and Ukraine announced it would rid itself of weapons-grade enriched uranium. Both moves are putting some wind in Obama's sails as he presses global leaders to join him in to locking down all nuclear materials within four years.

Obama's met with Chinese President Hu Jintao yesterday afternoon before the he sat down with world leaders at a working dinner. A Chinese spokesman said his country hopes all parties will step up efforts to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue through negotiations. "China and the United States share the same overall goal," he says.

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