TEHRAN, May 09 (Press Shia Agency) – China’s special envoy for Middle East issues, Gong Xiaosheng, while announcing his country’s support for the nuclear deal, said having a deal on Iran’s nuclear program is better than no deal at all.

Speaking to the reporters during a press conference in Tehran on Tuesday, Gong Xiaosheng said his visit to the Islamic Republic addresses two important issues, i.e. JCPOA and Syrian crisis, about which he has held some meetings with Iranian officials.

Expressing that he is visiting Iran for the second time, Chinese envoy praised Iran’s development since his first visit to the country two years earlier; “I am proud of being in Iran,” he noted.

Pointing to JCPOA, Gong Xiaosheng underlined the need for all parties involved in the Iran nuclear pact to stick to the deal and use dialogue and negotiation to resolve the disputes. He said China was willing to strengthen cooperation with all parties involved in the Iran nuclear pact.

“JCPOA is a multilateral pact and needs to be protected by all the parties involved; this is not only for establishing peace and security in the region, but also for preventing any encroachment on the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” he stressed.

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