0149 GMT August 18, 2019
Speaking during her weekly press conference, Hua said negotiations on Iran's nuclear program has reached a critical stage.
Beijing is interested in finding a final solution to the nuclear dispute between Iran and the West by bringing their views closer to each other at the earliest, Hua said.
She touched upon the last round of Iran's nuclear talks with the P5+1 and the European Union recently held in New York and said that although the meetings failed to make major progress, all the parties demonstrated a serious and realistic approach.
The Chinese spokeswoman cited honesty, rationalism, diplomatic innovation and bringing views closer together as key factors contributing to achieving a comprehensive deal.
Under the terms of an interim accord reached between Iran and the P5+1 in Geneva last November (known as the Joint Plan of Action), the two sides had to agree on a comprehensive deal by July 20.
However, they agreed to extend negotiations for another four months and set November 24 as the deadline for closing date of dispute over Tehran's nuclear program.