China urges U.S. to stop imposing "maximum pressure" against Iran

Chen Zhuo
2019-07-30 00:24:01

BEIJING, July 29 (Xinhua) -- China on Monday urged the United States to stop imposing "maximum pressure" against Iran and avoid creating new obstacles for parties to implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Ensuring the full and effective implementation of the JCPOA is both the requirement of UN Security Council resolutions and the only viable and effective approach to resolve the Iran nuclear issue and deescalate tensions, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a press briefing when asked to comment on a meeting held in Vienna on Sunday.

According to the spokesperson, at the request of Britain, France and Germany, a meeting of the Joint Commission of the JCPOA was held to discuss the implementation of the JCPOA. A Chinese delegation led by officials with the Foreign Ministry's Department of Arms Control attended the meeting.

Hua said the Chinese side called on parties to remain calm and restrained, resolve differences within the framework of the Joint Commission meetings and promote the easing of the current tensions.

At the meeting, the parties reaffirmed their commitment to the JCPOA, sought to resolve the issue of Iran's implementation and reiterated their opposition to the U.S. adoption of unilateral sanctions and long-armed jurisdiction to obstruct other countries' implementation of the JCPOA, according to Hua.

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