Post-Summit, China Still Not Fully Aligned on Iran Nuclear Arms Crackdown


At the close of his Nuclear Security Summit, President Obama said while there is solid U.N. support for more stringent sanctions on Iran, he acknowledged that China is not fully onboard with the proposed crackdown on Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program. Though yesterday the White House announced that Chinese president Hu Jintao had agreed to cooperate with the drafting of sanctions, it’s clear China has not made a full commitment, as Hu remains concerned about maintaining China’s supply of Iran-provided oil.

All 47 nations participating in the summit did agree to lock away “weapons-grade nuclear material within four years” in an effort to keep nuclear arms out of the hands of terrorists.

President Obama: China not fully in our corner in crackdown over Iran’s suspected nuclear program [NYDN]