China Says Iran Nuclear Issue Should Be Resolved Diplomatically

Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) is greeted by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing, China.December 5, 2016. REUTERS

BEIJING, July 8 (Reuters) – China regrets┬áIran‘s decision to boost uranium enrichment above a cap set in a landmark 2015 nuclear deal, its foreign ministry said on Monday, reiterating that the standoff needed to be resolved diplomatically.

At a daily briefing, ministry spokesman Geng Shuang also reiterated that China called on all sides involved to exercise restraint.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)