China called on all relevant parties to exercise restraint after Iran decided to suspend some of its commitments under its 2015 nuclear deal on Wednesday, the Chinese foreign ministry said.
Maintaining and implementing a comprehensive agreement is the shared responsibility of all parties, said Spokesperson Geng Shuang for the ministry.
“We call on all relevant parties to exercise restraint, strengthen dialogue and avoid escalating tensions,” Geng told reporters.
The Chinese side will maintain communication with all relevant parties, continue to make efforts to maintain and implement comprehensive agreements, and will also firmly safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of domestic enterprises, Geng added.
On Wednesday, Iran said it decided to suspend some of its commitments under a landmark 2015 nuclear deal with major powers abandoned by Washington last year.
President Hassan Rouhani informed other major powers still committed to the deal of the decision, without specifying which commitments Iran would stop implementing.
“The decision of the high security council to ‘stop acting on some of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s commitments under the (nuclear deal)’ was communicated to the heads of state of the countries” still party to the deal – Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia, the ministry said.
Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araghchi had handed the decision to the ambassadors of Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia in a meeting, according to the country’s foreign ministry.