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China links US Mideast stance to Iran measure

China on Thursday warned the United States that its opposition to a statement condemning a deadly attack on a U.N. post in Lebanon could jeopardize U.N. negotiations on Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The United States was blocking a U.N. Security Council statement on Israel’s attack on the outpost in southern Lebanon, despite what council diplomats called many compromises by Beijing. But the envoys said there was some hope a policy statement would be adopted late on Thursday. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is meeting Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing in Malaysia on Friday. Full Story

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