SHANGHAI, Jan 15 (Reuters) – China has reaffirmed its opposition to unilateral U.S. sanctions on Iran, according to Beijing’s report on Saturday of a meeting between the Chinese foreign minister and his Iranian counterpart. , while supporting efforts to revive the 2015 agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.
In a report posted on its website, the Chinese Foreign Minister said that Wang Yi had declared Hossein Amirabdollahian that the United States was primarily responsible for the current difficulties with Iran, for having withdrawn in a way unilateral of the 2015 agreement reached by world powers with Thran.
During the meeting organized in Wuxi, in the Chinese province of Jiangsu, the head of Chinese diplomacy also declared that Beijing would give its full support to a resumption of talks on nuclear power.
Former US President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2018, reinstating US sanctions against Iran. Since then, Thran has been gradually freeing itself from the terms of the agreement, which regulates Iranian nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions.
China, a signatory to the 2015 agreement, opposes illegal unilateral sanctions against Iran, political manipulation through issues such as human rights, and any interference in the affairs of Iran and other countries in region, said Wang Yi.
Engaged since last April in Vienna in indirect negotiations in order to revive the agreement, the United States and Iran are struggling to move forward towards a compromise that would make it possible to ease tensions in the Middle East. (Report Andrew Galbraith; French version Jean Terzian)