U.S. confident on China's position on Iran

BEIJING Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:00pm EST

President Barack Obama and China's President Hu Jintao shake hands after making a joint statement at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing November 17, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee

President Barack Obama and China's President Hu Jintao shake hands after making a joint statement at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing November 17, 2009.

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BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States is confident that China will have the same position on Iran as other world powers, Jeffrey Bader, a top adviser to President Barack Obama on Asia, said on Tuesday.

He made the comment after a meeting between Obama and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao.

Iran's disputed nuclear program is among the thorny issues on the table during Obama's trip to China, which maintains strong energy and economic ties with Iran.

(Reporting by Caren Bohan; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Ken Wills)

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