Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a press briefing that China will attend a meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission at the political director level in Vienna on Dec. 16, Xinhua reported.
“JCPOA participants will evaluate the current state of the Iranian nuclear issue, review the implementation of the JCPOA, and coordinate the next steps,” Hua said.
She said China hopes all parties will take this meeting as an opportunity to further safeguard and faithfully implement the JCPOA and UN Security Council Resolution 2231, discuss effective ways to respond to current challenges, and continue to advance the political settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue.
“We also hope the United States will return to the JCPOA at an early date, and take concrete actions to assume its due responsibility for maintaining the international nuclear non-proliferation system, as well as peace and stability in the Middle East,” Hua said.
Iran and six world powers – the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China – signed the JCPOA in 2015 which put curbs on Tehran’s nuclear program and lifted economic sanctions.
US President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement in 2018 and reimposed tough sanctions on Iran.
US President-elect Joe Biden has vowed to rejoin the nuclear agreement if Iran returns to full compliance.