China supports the 'dual- track' strategy by the UN Security Council to convince Iran to suspend uranium enrichment, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu said on Tuesday.
The strategy is a combination of diplomacy and sanctions designed to address Iran's nuclear program which the Unites States and other Western nations fear could be a cover for weapons production.
Tehran says it needs nuclear technology to produce electricity.
"China always believes that dialogue and negotiation are the best way out for the issue. Pressure and sanctions cannot fundamentally solve it," Jiang told reporters.
Chinese President Hu Jintao called on his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama in Washington on Monday to resolve the issue of Iran's controversial nuclear program by means of dialogue.
Iran's recent move to begin enriching uranium to 20% sparked a new wave of international criticism, with the United States leading calls for new harsher sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
Meanwhile, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tehran does not "consider the statement as approval of the U.S. stance and unfair actions."
BEIJING, April 13 (RIA Novosti)