China warns sides against undermining JCPOA

BEIJING, Dec. 05 (MNA) – In a joint presser with Iran’s Zarif, Chinese FM Wang Yi stressed that JCPOA is an international agreement and the parties must prevent their domestic issues from hindering its full implementation.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday held a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif who is currently in Beijing as the second leg of his three-nation Asia-Pacific tour.

Wang Yi stressed that all parties to the nuclear deal are responsible for implementing this international agreement, saying some internal disputes or concerns in a certain country should not affect the deal.

“Of course, the implementation of the JCPOA is a long-term process and it is only natural that some differences would emerge along the path, but what matters is that all parties should attempt to resolve the issues through dialogue and negotiations,” he said.

Wang Yi stressed that China would play a constructive role in implementing its commitments under the JCPOA.

“The IAEI has released five reports all indicating the good progress of the implementation, especially in the case of Iran which has complied with its commitments far beyond expectations,” he added.

Wang Yi noted that China has acted very responsibly toward the redesigning and modernization of Arak Heavy Water Reactor, and called for other sides to the deal to perform their duties just as responsibly.

He further underscored that the agreements achieved during the visit of President Xi Jinping to Tehran and today’s visit of Foreign Minister Zarif to Beijing will bring even more momentum to the two countries’ expanding relations.

Mohammad Javad Zarif, for his part, stressed that no sides of the nuclear deal have the right to ignore their commitments, adding “in today’s meeting with Foreign Minister Wang Yi, the focus of our talks was on the implementation of the JCPOA, particularly the completion of the initial stages of Arak reactor reconstruction. We also discussed monetary and banking cooperation and the finalization of economic projects between the two countries.”

Zarif noted multilateral cooperation as another topic of discussion, adding “cooperation between Iran, China and Afghanistan, in particular, can prove very effective for development and stability of Afghanistan, joint fight against terrorism and settling regional conflicts.”

“I am fully confident that the talks with my Chinese counterpart today will lead to the expansion of cooperation in various fields of energy, technology, defense, security, and combating terrorism and extremism,” Zarif said.

Zarif is accompanied by a high-ranking political, economic, and scientific delegation. He will leave China for Japan as the third and last leg of his tour. 


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