Q: On February 26, the Political Director Level Meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission was held in Vienna. Can you give us more details on China's participation?
A: On February 26, the Political Director Level Meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission was held in Vienna to discuss implementation and coordinate next-stage actions. Wang Qun, Permanent Representative and Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Vienna led a delegation to the meeting.
During the meeting, China stressed that the JCPOA, as an important outcome of multilateral diplomacy, has been widely supported by the international community. The US withdrawal from the JCPOA and its maximum pressure against Iran is the root cause of the Iranian nuclear crisis. All parties should proceed from the goal of preserving the JCPOA, deal with the Iranian nuclear issue in an objective and fair way, and seek to resolve disputes through consultation under the Joint Commission framework. It is imperative for all parties to restore balance between rights and obligations under the JCPOA. All parties reaffirmed their commitment to upholding the JCPOA, agreed on the principle China proposed to resume implementing the agreement in a gradual, step-by-step and reciprocal way, and promised to take concrete measures to comprehensively and effectively implement the JCPOA. China will continue to closely coordinate with all parties to safeguard the JCPOA and work for a political and diplomatic settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue.