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China calls for cherishing Iran nuclear deal

China onSaturday called on all sides to cherish the hard-won Irannuclear dealafter the United States decidedto extend sanctions relief on Tehran.

ForeignMinistry spokesperson Lu Kang made the remarks when asked to comment on theU.S. statement.

TheChinese side has also noticed that the international community widely supportsthe Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and fully acknowledges Iran'simplementation of the pact, Lu said.

InJuly 2015, after a decade of strenuous negotiations, Iran and six majorcountries, namely, China, Russia, Britain, France, the UnitedStates and Germany, struck afinal agreement on Iran's controversial nuclear program, in which the Westpromises to relieve sanctions on Tehran in exchange for a halt in Iran'sefforts to develop a nuclear weapon.

Chinahas always firmly supported the JCPOA, Lu said, adding that the deal is notonly an important multilateral achievement, but also an example for resolvinginternational hot issues through political and diplomatic means.

Toensure the implementation of the agreement is of practical significance tomaintain peace and stability in the Middle East and safeguard the internationalnon-proliferation regime, which serve the fundamental interests of all parties,he said.

Underthe current situation, China hopes all related parties can consolidate theirpolitical will, properly manage differences, and continue to comprehensivelyand effectively implement the agreement from an overall and long-termperspective, he said.

Itis China's consistent and clear position to oppose unilateral sanctions againstother countries in accordance with a country's domestic law, he stressed.

Source: Xinhua/Liangyu

Published: 01/14/18