China stands alongside Iran, calls for implementation of nuke deal and regional forum to resolve the problem 

The foreign ministers of China and Iran met over the weekend and discussed, among other things, the nuclear agreement. China, as expected, denounced the US position and took Iran's side 

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Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday that as part of the efforts to implement the 2015 UN resolution and reach a proper solution of the Iranian nuclear issue, all related parties should join the regional multilateral dialogue. Wang made the comments during a meeting in Tengchong, located in China's southwestern Yunnan Province, with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.  

China is expected to continue to promote implementation of the comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue and UN Security Council Resolution 2231. As part of the efforts to continue to push for implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Chinese foreign minister said his country is offering to establish multilateral regional dialogue platforms and to include all parties concerned in order to facilitate dialogue on an equal footing and to increase understanding, thus resolving the nuclear issue via political and diplomatic means.  

China is open to the form and content of such a dialogue and all sides are invited to join the discussion, Wang added. Zarif said that Iran is ready to work together with China, Russia and the European Union to maintain the effectiveness of the comprehensive agreement and fully affirms China's role in defending the JCPOA. He also said Iran welcomes China's regional platform initiative and hopes that relevant parties show flexibility and jointly maintain peace and regional stability.

The two foreign ministers also discussed cooperation regarding COVID-19. Wang said China is ready to strengthen the cooperation with Iran on dealing with the epidemic. Zarif expressed gratitude to China for its support in the struggle against the virus, and said that Iran is ready to strengthen cooperation with China in related fields.   

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