Xinhua News Agency, Vienna, November 29. The political director-general meeting of the Joint Committee on the Comprehensive Agreement on the Iranian Nuclear Issue was held in Vienna on November 29 to restart a new round of negotiations between the United States and Iran to resume the implementation of the agreement.
The meeting was presided over by officials of the European Union, and corresponding officials from Iran, Russia, Britain, France, and Germany attended the meeting. Wang Qun, the Chinese negotiator and permanent representative of China to the United Nations in Vienna, led a delegation to attend.
Wang Qun said that the joint committee is the first meeting of the United States and Iran to resume the negotiations on the implementation of the comprehensive agreement since it was suspended in June this year. It is of great significance and fully demonstrates that dialogue and negotiation are the only right way to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue.
It is hoped that all parties concerned will seize the opportunity, adhere to the direction of political and diplomatic settlement, fully demonstrate goodwill and flexibility, respect each other's interests, create a good atmosphere, and creatively resolve outstanding issues in the negotiations, ensure the original return to the comprehensive agreement, and promote the agreement to return to the right track as soon as possible.
Wang Qun emphasized that distinguishing right from wrong is the primary prerequisite for the orderly development of negotiations.
As the initiator of the current Iranian nuclear crisis, the United States should lift all relevant illegal sanctions on Iran and third parties including China, and take concrete actions to regain the trust of the international community; Iran will resume full compliance on this basis.
The main reason why the last six rounds of negotiations can achieve results is that everyone is working on the basis of clarifying the merits.
China will, as always, safeguard its legitimate rights and interests in the lifting of sanctions.
Wang Qun pointed out that facing up to the existing text is an important basis for the smooth progress of the negotiations.
The six rounds of negotiations to resume performance since April this year have initially reached a text, which deserves everyone’s affirmation.
China supports the continued advancement of negotiations on the basis of the texts initially reached in the previous six rounds of negotiations, respecting the legitimate rights and legitimate concerns of all parties, and at the same time adopting a flexible attitude, exerting political wisdom, creatively resolving outstanding issues in the negotiations, and restoring the rights and interests of all parties to the comprehensive agreement. Balance of obligations and strive to reach an agreement through negotiations as soon as possible.
Wang Qun pointed out that eliminating interference is the fundamental guarantee for the negotiation to stick to the right track.
It is hoped that all parties can maintain an objective and rational spirit in a pragmatic and cooperative spirit, avoid excessive words and deeds, and seek practical solutions. They should not discuss “backup plans” to deal with the breakdown of negotiations to put pressure on them, and they should not put pressure on regional security issues. Or other irrelevant issues are linked to the resumption of performance negotiations, and no measures should be taken to make the situation more complicated, so as not to interfere with diplomatic efforts.
The international nuclear non-proliferation system based on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is the only standard in the field of preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Double standards and practices that undermine the purpose and purpose of the NPT must be corrected.
Wang Qun finally emphasized that China has always been committed to maintaining the comprehensive agreement and working hard to promote the resumption of negotiations between the United States and Iran.
Since August this year, Chinese national leaders have respectively phoned Iran and the US heads of state to personally work on the Iranian nuclear issue, pointing out the direction for the proper solution of the Iranian nuclear issue.
Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi met with various parties through video meetings and talks many times, and put forward specific ideas and suggestions on restarting the negotiation process.
In addition, China has also conducted intensive communication and coordination with relevant parties such as Russia, Iran, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the United States, and the European Union at different levels.
With the restart of negotiations, the political and diplomatic settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue also ushered in new opportunities.
China will continue to practice true multilateralism, participate in the next stage of negotiations in a constructive manner, and work with all parties to promote the early results of this negotiation.Keywords: