EU, China urge preserving Iran Deal
Tehran, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and Wang Yi, China's State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs emphasized in their meeting on Friday preserving Iran nuclear deal.
Mogherini and Yi made the remarks, addressing the EU-China Strategic Dialogue.
First of all, the full continued implementation of the nuclear deal with Iran, that has been the result of twelve long years of diplomatic work in which China's has been essential and China's role continues to be essential in these weeks, months and years to come, in continuing the full implementation of the agreement, the European External Action Service (EEAS) quoted Mogherini as saying on its website.
We fully share our commitment to preserve the agreement and to work for its continuation, she added.
Meanwhile, Yi for his part said that on the Iran deal: Indeed, we are one hundred percent determined to continue cooperation between China and the European Union, but I can add also with Russia as it belongs to the signatory countries, but also with other partners internationally who are committed to preserve the nuclear deal and its full implementation.
And we discussed, in particular, the cooperation we have on two things: one and most importantly, the continued implementation of the nuclear-related commitments under the agreement and China's contribution here is relevant, key, and essential - in particular, the leading role that China has on the Arak project; and, second, our cooperation on the economic aspects of the implementation of the agreement, he added.
US President Donald Trump announced on May 8 that Washington would withdraw from Iran nuclear deal and reinstate nuclear sanctions on Iran.
This is while most world powers including Russia, China, and European Union have repeatedly stressed that keeping the deal is in the interest of world peace and security.
The Chinese official went on to say that full coordination between China, the European Union and others in the world to guarantee that Iran can continue benefiting from the economic benefits that came from the agreement and will continue in the weeks to come.
So on both, on the implementation of nuclear-related commitments and on the implementation of economic commitments [of the nuclear deal], the coordination is good. And the role of China, let me say it very clearly, has been and continues to be extremely crucial, positive and appreciated not only by the European Union, but also by our other partners, Yi reiterated.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA