Chinese foreign minister to attend meeting on Iran nuke issue

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/19 21:36:16

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will head for New York Wednesday to attend a ministerial meeting on the Iran nuclear issue, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Tuesday.

According to spokesperson Lu Kang, Iran, the United States, Britain, China, Russia, France and Germany will hold the meeting at the UN headquarters.

The meeting will discuss implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and give political guidance to the follow-up implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, Lu told a routine press briefing.

According to the JCPOA, all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran will be removed if the country proved abides by the deal over the next few years.

"JCPOA is an important outcome of international security governance, as well as an example of resolving international hot-spot issues through diplomacy," Lu said. "It plays an important role in upholding the international non-proliferation regime and maintaining peace and stability in the Middle East."

Lu said that China had always firmly supported the JCPOA and participated in its implementation. He said he hoped that the parties concerned would build political consensus, and properly manage and control their differences through the upcoming meeting.

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