BEIJING, June 23 (INP): China supports International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in playing its role in an objective, professional and neutral manner in verifying Iran’s compliance with its safeguards obligations.
We are against politicizing its work, said a spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian at a regular news briefing.
He said, “the IAEA explicitly states that the safeguards issue is neither urgent nor poses a proliferation risk.
The Iranian side also expressed its clear wish to resolve issues through dialogue with the agency. Under such circumstances, China does not approve of actions that artificially exacerbate tensions and escalate the situation.
We hope relevant parties will remain calm, exercise restraint, and support Iran and the IAEA in resolving differences through dialogue and cooperation.
On the Iranian nuclear issue, China’s unwavering aim is to uphold the JCPOA, multilateralism, peace and stability in the Middle East, and the international order based on international law.
We stand ready to work closely with relevant sides for the political and diplomatic settlement of the Iranian nuclear issues.”