CHINESE F.M. CONFIDENT OF SOLIDARITY AT MEETING ON IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL
VIENNA, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has expressed his belief that the upcoming foreign ministers' meeting on the Iran nuclear issue will surely send a clear signal of solidarity to maintain and implement the Iran nuclear deal.
Wang made the remarks Thursday when responding to a question at a media conference held joint here Thursday with Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl.
The meeting here Friday of the foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia, Britain, Iran and China will be the first such meeting by parties remaining within the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) after the United States' withdrawal from the deal.
Wang stressed that all parties to the JCPOA, an international multilateral agreement endorsed by the United Nations Security Council, had obligations to comply with and implement it.
Failure to maintain and implement the deal would not only affect the Iran nuclear issue itself but also cause serious negative impacts on the functioning of the non-proliferation regime as well as on the situation in the Middle East, Wang said.
Describing Friday's meeting as "very timely" and "necessary", Wang said China was willing to work with the European side to continue to make unremitting efforts towards maintaining and implementing the JCPOA.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK