China calls for effective implementation of Iranian nuclear deal

Updated: 2015-07-21 08:47


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UNITED NATIONS - A Chinese envoy to the United Nations on Monday urged effective implementation of the comprehensive agreement on Iranian nuclear issue after the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution to endorse it.

The 15-nation UN Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution to endorse the deal that was reached on July 14 in Vienna, capital of Austria, between Iran and major world powers.

"The adoption by the council of the resolution, endorsing the comprehensive agreement, is the first important step in the process of implementing this agreement. It is a good beginning," said Liu Jieyi, China's permanent representative to the UN, after the adoption of the resolution.

The process of the implementation of the agreement in the next ten years will be even more important. It is essential to adhere to the following principles, said Liu.

"Implement the resolution of the council and the comprehensive agreement in a balanced, accurate and comprehensive manner. All sides should effectively fulfill the commitments they have respectively made and seriously and effectively implement all the provisions of the agreement," Liu stressed.

In accordance with the principle of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, it is essential to appropriately resolve the differences that may arise during the process of the implementation, demonstrate good will and steer the course of the implementation of the comprehensive agreement, said Liu.

It is necessary to constantly take stock of the experience and good practices during the process of the implementation, maintain the effectiveness of the relevant mechanism, and make positive efforts to maintain world peace, promote regional stability and improve relationship among all sides.

The Chinese envoy also talked about the significance of the comprehensive agreement.

With the conclusion of the comprehensive agreement, the international nuclear nonproliferation regime is safeguarded. Iran has made its political commitment to not developing nuclear weapons and at the same time is given the legitimate right to the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Iran's relationships with all sides have also turned a new page, according to Liu.

The comprehensive agreement, Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), clinched on July 14 between Iran and the P5+1 -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States, plus Germany -- is expected to put Iran on the path of sanctions relief but more strict limits on its nuclear program after two weeks of tough negotiations in Vienna, Austria.

"China has all along worked constructively for the fruitful negotiations on the Iranian nuclear issue, and we will continue to make new contributions to the implementation of the comprehensive agreement in a responsible manner," Liu pledged.