Wang Yi Attends Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Six Countries and Iran

September 21, 2017

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

On September 20, 2017 local time, Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Six Countries and Iran at the UN headquarters in New York.

Wang Yi expressed that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear issue has defused the Iranian nuclear crisis and bolstered the international non-proliferation regime with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons as its bedrock. The agreement is an important outcome of international security governance and also a beneficial practice of solving hotspot issues through political and diplomatic means. After the conclusion of the agreement, its implementation made remarkable progress and also faced severe challenges. It is hoped that this meeting will send out a positive signal of support for the JCPOA and inject political driving force into the implementation of the JCPOA.

Wang Yi expressed that all parties should look more at the positive side of the JCPOA as no agreement is perfect. Should the agreement be discarded, the international non-proliferation regime would be severely impacted and the situation in the Middle East might worsen. The recent development of the situation on the Korean Peninsula demonstrates the significance of the JCPOA. It is hoped that all parties would make the right political judgment and create favorable environment for the implementation of the agreement. All parties should fulfill their obligations to ensure the effective implementation of the agreement, and solve differences through dialogue and consultation. China supports and preserves the JCPOA, the historic outcome, and is willing to continue its participation in the implementation process of the agreement.