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China urges full implementation of JCPOA

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, May 10, IRNA -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman expressed regret over US unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear deal, saying the JCPOA should be implemented fully and effectively.

"China has been closely following the developments on the Iranian nuclear issue. We have taken note of the latest statements from various parties," Geng Shuang said addressing the regular press conference.

He added: "I'd like to emphasize that the JCPOA, a multilateral agreement endorsed by the UN Security Council, should be implemented fully and effectively for its vital importance in the international non-proliferation regime and peace and stability in the Middle East."

"Iran has been verified by the IAEA for 14 times so far that it faithfully implemented the JCPOA, and China highly applauds that," Shuang noted.

"I'd like to stress again that dialogue and consultation, rather than conflict and confrontation, holds the key to the issue," he said expressing regret over US unilateralism.

"We call on all parties to exercise restraint, step up dialogue, make all possible efforts to support and uphold the JCPOA and refrain from taking any moves that violate the deal so as to prevent a spiral of escalation of tensions," he reiterated.

He stressed: "China will continue to fulfill its obligations under the JCPOA and work with all relevant parties for its preservation and implementation."

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran will give a 60-day moratorium to the states parties to Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to remedy their breaches and restore Iran's interests enshrined by the international deal.

Iranian Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) in a statement announced that Iran has stopped some of its commitments under the JCPOA as of May 8, 2019.

Over the past year and after the US illegal withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and its breach of the UN Security Council Resolution 2231, the Islamic Republic of Iran has shown most of its self-restraint and has given considerable opportunity on requests made by other parties to JCPOA, the statement reads.

May 8 marks the first anniversary of the US unilateral withdrawal from the Iran Deal formally known as the JCPOA endorsed by United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231.


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