Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang's Regular Press Conference on August 27, 2019 (Excerpts)

August 27, 2019

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear


Q: The G7 summit closed yesterday with a joint statement. On the Iranian nuclear issue, it agrees on two goals, namely to ensure Iran will never obtain a nuclear weapon and to promote peace and stability in the region. French President Macron said that Iranian President Rouhani said he is open to meet with President Trump. President Trump said that he will certainly agree to such a meeting "under the right circumstances". What's China's comment?

A: We note relevant reports and the latest remarks on holding talks. China has been stressing all along that dialogue and consultation is the only right approach while confrontation and conflict will lead nowhere. On the Iranian nuclear issue, China always stands for deescalation through dialogue and communication. We have made great efforts towards salvaging the JCPOA.

Yesterday, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif in Beijing. State Councilor Wang stated China's support for all efforts conducive to upholding the JCPOA. He said that China understands Iran's legitimate demands and believes that its continued fulfillment of the deal should be properly rewarded.

China is committed to continue working with relevant parties to uphold and implement the JCPOA to facilitate the political and diplomatic settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue and play a constructive role in reducing tensions in the Gulf region.