Jun 29, 2018 11:11 Asia/Tehran
  • Chinese Ambassador insists on preservation of JCPOA

Chinese Ambassador to the UN Ma Zhaoxu insists that the the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) should be preserved.

Chinese Ambassador to the UN Ma Zhaoxu also described the the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as an important multilateral achievement and a success story in addressing hot-spot issues through diplomatic means.

"The JCPOA had proven to be an effective agreement over three years", Chinese Ambassador to the UN added.

Zhaoxu  called upon all parties to take a responsible attitude, consider the long term, commit to dialogue, and cooperate with patience in order to preserve the accord's authority.

China would continue to participate in the procurement working group, as it has consistently advocated resolution of the issue through diplomatic means, and would maintain dialogue with all parties concerned in implementing the JCPOA, Chinese Ambassador to the UN concluded.

On May 8, U.S. President Donald Trump decided to quit the landmark nuclear deal and vowed to reimpose sanctions, including oil embargo, on Tehran, triggering global criticism.

Following the US exit, Iran and the remaining parties launched talks to save the accord.

Meanwhile, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has underlined that any decision to keep the JCPOA running without the US should be conditional on “practical guarantees” from the Europeans.