Dec 01, 2020 19:48 UTC
  •  China urges continuous efforts to uphold Iran nuclear deal

China has once again stressed the importance of upholding the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, amid attempts by the United States to undermine the agreement.

“China believes that no matter how the situation may evolve, continuous efforts to uphold and implement the JCPOA should serve as the basic prerequisite for any political solution to the Iranian nuclear issue,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Tuesday, using an abbreviation to refer to the Iran nuclear deal.

She expressed hope that the United States would adopt a rational and practical approach, return to the deal at an early date, and take concrete action to fulfill its due responsibility toward upholding the international non-proliferation system and peace and stability in the Middle East.

Hua also said that China would take part in a Joint Commission of the signatories to the deal at the level of political directors in Vienna on December 16.

“Parties to the JCPOA will assess the current Iranian nuclear situation, review the implementation of the JCPOA, and coordinate next-step actions,” she added.