The Chinese authorities support the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin about carrying out of online summit "five" countries – permanent members of the UN Security Council, Germany and Iran on the problems of implementation of the Joint comprehensive plan of action on Iran’s nuclear program (SVPD). As stated on Monday, the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Zhao Lijiang, China will work together with other countries to uphold the agreement that was reached on the Iranian nuclear deal.

"We welcome Putin’s initiative concerning holding an online summit on the Iranian issue, he said at a regular briefing. – China has always advocated the maintenance of the Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD) and is ready to strengthen cooperation with all interested parties for a political settlement of the Iranian issue".

According to the diplomat, Beijing supports Moscow’s position, which in the international arena contributes to the reduction of tensions related to Iran. "China will take all possible efforts to ensure stability in the middle East", – concluded Zhao Lijiang.

August 14, Putin proposed to hold in the near future online summit "five," Germany and Iran on issues related to the implementation of the AGREEMENT. As stated in the Russian leader’s statement published on the Kremlin website, the purpose of this event was to "identify steps to avoid confrontation, the aggravation of the situation in the UN Security Council".

The U.S. resolution on the extension of the arms embargo against Iran on Friday did not receive the necessary number of votes in the UN security Council. Washington has offered to extend its effect until "until the Security Council doesn’t reverse the decision". It was opposed by Russia and China, the United States and the Dominican Republic abstained Belgium, UK, Vietnam, Germany, Indonesia, the Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia, France, Estonia and South Africa.

The validity of restrictions on the import of arms to Iran under the terms of the nuclear deal expires on 18 October 2020.