Iran’s embassy in Beijing commended the Chinese government for its preparedness to mediate between Tehran and Riyadh, saying Iran has not still given up the hope that Saudis would realize the need for détente with the neighbors and contribute to regional security and stability.In a statement released on Friday, Iran’s embassy in Beijing welcomed China’s readiness to play a constructive role in the Middle East region. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said he hopes Saudi Arabia and Iran can resolve their differences through “equal and friendly consultations”, adding, “China is friends with both Saudi Arabia and Iran. If there is a need, China is willing to play our necessary role”.
Geng Shuang, spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, has expressed preoccupation for the words of the President-elect of the United States Donald Trump about his conversations with Taiwan. Shuang said that the Chinese government is ready to take measures if Trump would continue not respect the “only one China”, Beijing considers the “only one China” policy as the basis of diplomatic relations with Washington and does not exclude a break of the same if the US will not change their behavior. From the other part, Trump continues to sustain that the President of Taiwan has merely congratulated with him for the victory in the presidential elections and that he does not feel bound to any particular type of policy towards China.