China’s decision not to assist Iran in building a nuclear reactor is a positive sign for regional stability in the Middle East, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said August 26.

Netanyahu, speaking at a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, said that Chinese Vice Premier Li Lanqing “assured me that China has canceled out on proposed plans to build an atomic reactor for Iran.” Netanyahu met with Li on August 24 when his plane stopped over at Beijing airport to refuel.

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