China urged the US to stop unilateral sanctions against Iran

China urges U.S. to stop unilateral illegal sanctions against Iran, said at a meeting of the UN security Council the permanent representative of China to the organization of Zhang Jun.

According to him, the root cause of the current crisis with SVPD – the US withdrawal from the agreement and unilateral sanctions against Tehran.

"We urge the U.S. to stop their illegal unilateral sanctions ... and to get back on track the compliance AGREEMENT within the framework of resolution 2231," said Zhang Jun.

He said, "China opposes the U.S. desire to extend the arms embargo against Iran". As pointed out by the permanent representative of China, all the provisions of resolution 2231 must be fulfilled, including agreements concerning restrictive measures related to weapons.

"Coming out of the AGREEMENT, the US no longer participant (transaction ed.) and do not have the right to initiate the recovery of sanctions (against Iran – ed.) in the Security Council," said the Chinese Ambassador.

Iran and the six international negotiators in July 2015 reached agreement on the settlement of the longstanding problem of the Iranian atom. Months of negotiations concluded with the adoption of a joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD), which is completely removed from Iran's previously imposed economic and financial sanctions by the UN security Council, US and EU.

The agreement in particular provided that the arms embargo would be withdrawn from Iran within five years, the supply of arms possible before, but only with the permission of the UN security Council. The deal in its original form lived for three years: in may 2018, the United States announced its unilateral withdrawal from her and the restoration of tougher sanctions against Tehran. However, because of the formal deal came only USA, the rest of the participants must comply with a condition on the abolition of the arms embargo.