This afternoon (19 October), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a regular press conference. A reporter asked: On 18 October, in accordance with Security Council resolution 2231, the Council lifted the restrictive measures on Iran, including the conventional arms embargo and travel ban. What is China’s comment on this?
Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that, in accordance with Security Council resolution 2231, the two restrictive measures imposed by the Security Council on Iran, namely the conventional arms embargo and the travel ban, expired on 18 October, marking the completion of the first phase of the implementation of resolution 2231. This is an important moment in the implementation of the comprehensive agreement on Iran and resolution 2231, reflecting the common position of the international community to safeguard multilateralism and the authority of the Security Council, as well as the achievements of the Iran nuclear issue and the validity of the comprehensive agreement.
Zhao Lijian pointed out that China is willing to work with all other parties to continue to maintain the smooth implementation of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty and Security Council resolution 2231, to promote the political and diplomatic settlement process of the Iranian nuclear issue, and to maintain the international nuclear non-proliferation regime and peace and stability in the Middle East and the Gulf region.