United Nations, December 22nd – Deputy Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, addressed the Security Council’s video public meeting on the Iranian nuclear issue on the 22nd, calling for the promotion of a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue back on track as soon as possible, and urging the United States to return to the agreement unconditionally and resume implementation.
He said that the Iran nuclear agreement is an important achievement of multilateral diplomacy. To safeguard the Iran nuclear agreement is to maintain multilateralism, maintain peace and stability in the Middle East, maintain the international nuclear non-proliferation system, and maintain the international order based on international law.
He said that the unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear agreement, the continued extreme pressure on Iran, and undermined the efforts of all parties to maintain the Iran nuclear agreement are the fundamental reasons for the current predicament of the Iran nuclear issue.
Since the beginning of this year, the United States has publicly promoted the extension of the arms embargo against Iraq in the Security Council, called for the launch of the “rapid resumption of sanctions” mechanism, and unilaterally announced that sanctions against Iraq have been resumed.
In the face of the unreasonable demands of the United States, the members of the Council adhere to an objective and impartial position, refuse to “endorse” the United States, and do not recognize that the actions of the United States have any legal, political or practical effect. The President of the Security Council also concluded that no action should be taken on the request of the United States.
He said that the current nuclear situation in Iran is brewing important changes and facing new opportunities and challenges. All parties should maintain calmness and restraint, firmly implement the Iran Nuclear Agreement, resolve differences through dialogue and consultation within the framework of the Joint Committee of the Iran Nuclear Agreement, and restore the balance between rights and obligations of the Iran Nuclear Agreement. On the 21st, the foreign minister’s video conference on the Iranian nuclear issue was successfully held.
The parties reaffirmed their commitment to maintaining the Iran nuclear agreement, recognized the prospect of the US’s return to the agreement, and agreed to work together to promote the United States’ return to the Iran nuclear agreement as soon as possible. All parties should take this opportunity to seize contacts and consultations, strengthen diplomatic efforts, and promote the Iranian nuclear agreement back on track as soon as possible. It is imperative for the United States to return astray, return to the comprehensive agreement and resume performance at an early and unconditional manner.
He said that China understands that some countries have concerns about regional security and other issues, but directly links them to the Iran nuclear agreement and calls for the resumption of negotiations on the Iran nuclear agreement will set up new obstacles and add new complex factors to solving the dilemma of the Iranian nuclear issue.
State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi proposed at the ministerial meeting of the situation in the Gulf region of the Security Council on October 20 to establish a multilateral dialogue platform in the Gulf region, launch an inclusive dialogue process, discuss regional security issues, and constantly build consensus from easy to difficult.
China is willing to dock the initiative with similar initiatives put forward by Russia and others, learn from each other and form a synergy. Council members and regional countries can build on this, adhere to sincerity and goodwill, seriously dialogue and discussion, gradually accumulate momentum, and finally reach consensus, address the legitimate concerns of all parties, and respond to the expectations of the international community.
He said that China has always been committed to safeguarding the authority of Security Council resolutions and the effectiveness of the Iran nuclear agreement. China will continue to stand on the historical correct side, firmly pursue multilateralism, and work with relevant parties to make unremitting efforts to promote the political and diplomatic settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue and maintain regional peace and stability.