Sep 29, 2018 14:46 Asia/Tehran

Chinese Foreign Minister said,the 2015 nuclear agreement Iran signed with major world powers is beneficial to the entire world and must be upheld.

Iran press/America: Speaking at the 73rd annual session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Friday,WangYi,added,his country still supports the nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), reached between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries in 2015 despite US President Donald Trump's withdrawal from it.

He said that the multilateral deal was endorsed at the time by the global body’s powerful Security Council.

He emphasized that along with China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany are supporting the deal as it “serves the common interests of all parties concerned and the international community at large.”


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Meanwhile,The Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov has said Moscow will do everything possible to safeguard the Iran nuclear deal, making sure that deal (also known as JCPOA) survives.

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WangYi 's statements was a reaction to Trumps opening speech at UN meeting on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Facing determined opposition from allies over US efforts to isolate Iran, Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration will soon go beyond previous sanctions regimes by imposing the "toughest" financial penalties ever designed.


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Tensions have ramped up between Tehran and Washington after the American president in May fulfilled his election campaign promise and pulled his country from the 2015 multilateral nuclear deal with Iran, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Since its withdrawal from the JCPOA, Washington has sought to build up international pressure on Iran. 

Furthermore, the US administration introduced punitive measures — known as secondary sanctions — against third countries doing business with Iran.

first round of American sanctions took effect in August, targeting Iran's access to the US dollar, metals trading, coal, industrial software, and auto sector. A second round, due on 4 November, will be targeting Iran’s oil sales and its Central Bank.


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