The foreign Ministry of China, assessed the situation around JCPOA
Providing maximum pressure on Tehran does not help in resolving the situation around Iran's nuclear issue and will not address the concern of the parties, said at a briefing on Monday, the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Zhao Lijiang, commenting on the statement "eurothree".
Earlier, the foreign Ministers of Germany, France and the UK urged Iran to promptly and fully cooperate with the IAEA and grant access to sites, as required by the organization. The statement stressed that "eurotroika" with deep concern took note that Iran for many months prevents the required access by IAEA inspectors, thus the organization is unable to implement its mandate.
"We noticed that the foreign Ministers of three European countries reaffirmed their commitment to the preservation of SVPD (a Joint comprehensive plan of action - ed.) and called for the full implementation of resolution 2231 UN security Council (on the Iranian nuclear issue - ed.). We believe that the strategy of providing Iran the maximum pressure does not resolve the concerns of the parties associated with the Iranian nuclear problem", - said the diplomat.
According to him, attempts to unilaterally initiate in the UN security Council a mechanism for the rapid resumption of sanctions will lead to serious consequences, these actions run counter to efforts for the protection of the AGREEMENT.
"China is ready to work together with the international community, including the EU, strictly abide by the AGREEMENT and UN security Council resolution to support multilateralism, and promote political and diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear issue. Simultaneously, China will resolutely protect their legitimate rights and interests," he added.
Last Friday, the IAEA Board of governors adopted a resolution urging Iran to provide access to two sites that want to attend the Agency due to an alleged unregistered activity there. Russia and China voted against it. The permanent representative of Iran to the international organizations in Vienna Kazem Gharib-Abadi said that Iran rejects IAEA resolution as it is based on unfounded allegations.
Russia's permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov said earlier that Russia sees no indication that Iran currently has nuclear activities at two sites to which the IAEA resolution.