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Iran nuclear deal serves international community’s interests: Chinese FM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says the 2015 nuclear agreement Iran signed with major world powers is beneficial to the entire world and must be upheld.

According to Press TV, speaking at the 73rd annual session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Friday, Wang said his country still supports the nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), reached between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries in 2015 despite US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from it.

He added that the multilateral deal was endorsed at the time by the global body’s powerful Security Council.

He emphasized that along with China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany are supporting the deal as it “serves the common interests of all parties concerned and the international community at large.”

The top Chinese diplomat further warned that if the JCPOA is not implemented, “the international nuclear non-proliferation regime will be undermined” and the authority of the Security Council will be challenged.

Wang urged talks to resolve the issue “through dialogue and consultation” and said “now is a crucial time” for the implementation of the nuclear accord.

Russia to strive to maintain Iran nuclear deal: FM Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also on Friday slammed the United States’ move to pull out of the nuclear accord, saying Moscow will do “everything possible” to preserve the JCPOA despite the US withdrawal.

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