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China criticises Iran nuclear sanctions ahead of Ahmadinejad visit | guardian.co.uk

As six countries discuss disputed programme, Beijing says it opposes measures taken by groups of nations outside the UN

The Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, will visit China in June for a security summit and discuss his country’s disputed nuclear programme with Chinese president Hu Jintao, a senior Chinese diplomat has said, while criticising new sanctions against Tehran.

Ahmadinejad will attend the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) meeting hosted by Beijing in June, China’s vice-foreign minister Cheng Guoping told reporters at a briefing. The SCO is a regional security forum comprising China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

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