Beijing | WTNS | Feb 20:Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying stressed that the Iranian nuclear issue is currently at a critical stage with both opportunities and challenges.
“China holds that the return of the United States to the JCPOA is the only correct approach to resolve the impasse on this issue. All parties should act with greater urgency, work together to implement consensus reached at the foreign ministers’ meeting last December, and push for the unconditional return of the United States to the JCPOA as soon as possible and the lifting of all sanctions on Iran,” she added in her daily news briefing.
The International Atomic Energy Agency said that Director General Rafael Grossi will visit Tehran on Saturday for discussions with senior Iranian officials, whom it did not identify.
Grossi’s trip comes amid diplomatic efforts to keep alive the 2015 deal between Iran and world powers, which has been fraying since the US under then-President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the deal in 2018.
The Chinese spokesperson also said that her country supports the IAEA and Iran in properly handling issues related to safeguards through dialogue and consultation.