Chinese foreign ministry spokesman urges US to listen to World public opinion

China called on the United States to stop its wrongdoing of putting maximum pressure on Iran and work for settling the Iran nuclear issue through political and diplomatic means.

Iran Press/Asia: At the end of a meeting of the European Union's Foreign Affairs Council held in Brussels Monday, EU high representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal was viable with no alternative plans, and the EU would stay committed to maintaining and implementing the deal while urging Iran to resume its full implementation.

When asked to comment on the remarks, the China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Tuesday at a press briefing that the United States, as the initiator of the current tensions, should realize the concerns of the majority of the international community, abandon its wrong move of imposing maximum pressure on Iran, avoid hindering the implementation of the deal, and create conditions for a political and diplomatic settlement of the Iran nuclear issue, Xinhua reported.

The China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson noted that the Brussels meeting has sent a clear signal on the EU position, reiterating that the complete and effective implementation of the JCPOA was the only practical and effective way to resolve the Iran nuclear issue and ease tensions.

Geng said that ensuring a balance between rights and obligations prescribed in the JCPOA was vital to maintaining the deal.


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