Iran’s n-deal inspiration to settle other issues: Xi

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Tehran, April 2 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping said that the resolution of the Iranian nuclear issue has provided inspiration for the settlement of other issues, with dialogue and cooperation among major countries.

Xi made the remarks on Friday at a meeting attended by leaders of the six countries which helped broker the Iranian nuclear deal, at an event on the sidelines of the fourth Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.

Calling the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action reached on the Iranian nuclear issue a “milestone”, Xi called for full implementation of the nuclear deal which downsizes Tehran’s nuclear programme in return for Western sanctions relief.

“We should stick to the political commitment and make sure the deal is implemented as it should have been,” IRNA quoted Xi as saying, adding that any “external interference” should be eliminated.

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Iran reached the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on July 14, 2015 with the P5+1 — Britain, China, France, Russia, the US and Germany — over its nuclear programme after over 18 months of marathon talks.

China has always been “an active participant, constructor and contributor” in the solution process, Xi said.

“We stand ready to work with all related sides to push forward the implementation of the deal,” he said.

Xi said that dialogue and negotiation were the best way to resolve major issues.

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