• Mon / 2 December 2019 / 12:52
  • Category: Politics
  • News Code: 98091107545
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China, Iran agree to uphold JCPOA

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Tehran (ISNA) - China and Iran have agreed to uphold the 2015 nuclear deal and the two sides reached several agreements on Sunday after talks.

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister, Ma Zhaoxu and his Iranian counterpart Abbas Araqchi have agreed to honor the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action “JCPOA”.

The Chinese diplomat said it's a question of multilateralism or unilateralism, and a choice between the rule of law or hegemony, according to CGTN.

Ma said, “The root cause of the current crisis regarding the Iranian nuclear question lies with the U.S.' withdrawal from the JCPOA and its maximum pressure on Iran”.

Araqchi, for his part, said that Iran hasn't reduced its commitments to kill the deal, but rather to save it.

The two ministers at Sunday's consultation agree that Iran's reduction of commitments is actually reversible.

On Sunday, Araghchi had also stressed that IAEA commissioners will carry on with their work.

China welcomed the gesture, calling on the agency to remain objective and fair in its work.

The Chinese foreign ministry has also called on European countries to speed up the implementation of INSTEX, a transaction tool initiated by the UK, France and Germany to bypass U.S. sanctions on Iranian companies.

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