China to work for effective implementation of Iran nuclear deal

Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) China said on Tuesday it would continue to work with relevant parties for comprehensive and effective implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iran nuclear issue.

The first anniversary of JCPOA implementation fell on Monday.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that China has made great efforts to settle the Iran nuclear issue.

The JCPOA, known commonly as the Iran deal or Iran nuclear deal, is an international agreement reached in Vienna on July 14, 2015, between Iran, the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council — China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States — plus Germany), and the European Union.

The deal is a successful example of international efforts to solve hot-spot issues through political and diplomatic means, Hua said.

She said JCPOA had been implemented smoothly in the past year and contributed to the international nuclear non-proliferation regime as well as peace and stability in the Middle East.

The JCPOA is an agreement officially recognised by the United Nations Security Council, stressed Hua, calling on all sides to continue to earnestly fulfil their obligations.