BEIJING, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- China will continue to work with relevant parties to ensure a continuous, comprehensive and effective implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iran nuclear issue, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said here on Tuesday.
The first anniversary of JCPOA implementation fell on Monday.Spokesperson Hua Chunying told a routine press briefing that China has made great efforts to settle the Iran nuclear issue.
The JCPOA, known commonly as the Iran deal or Iran nuclear deal, is an international agreement reached in Vienna on July 14, 2015 between Iran, the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council -- China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States -- plus Germany), and the European Union.
The deal is a successful example of international efforts to solve hot-spot issues through political and diplomatic means, Hua said, noting the JCPOA had been implemented smoothly in the past year and contributed to the international nuclear non-proliferation regime as well as peace and stability in the Middle East.
The JCPOA is an agreement officially recognized by the United Nations Security Council, stressed Hua, calling on all sides to continue to earnestly fulfill their obligations. Enditem