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All sides need to continue upholding Iran deal, says China

China has stressed that all sides should continue to uphold the Iran nuclear agreement amid threats by the United States and efforts by the Israeli regime to kill the landmark deal.

“What is pressing now is that all relevant parties should bear in mind the large picture and long-term interest, and faithfully implement and uphold” the agreement, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters at a regular news conference on Wednesday.

Hua said the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was the only international body with the right to supervise the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and make judgments about it, noting that the agency had said several times that Iran was honoring the agreement and that inspection measures were in place to ensure compliance.

China is among the parties to the JCPOA, which was concluded in 2015 and under which Iran agreed to put certain limits on its nuclear program in exchange for, among other things, removal of nuclear-related sanctions.