China says US must correct mistake on Iran’s nuclear issue | world news

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China reiterated its opposition to unilateral United States sanctions on Iran as Chinese and Iranian foreign ministers announced the launch of a 25-year cooperation agreement to strengthen economic and political ties.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the US to take responsibility for pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal as Beijing seeks an expanded role in ongoing negotiations.

Wang told Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian that the US should take “primary responsibility” and “correct its mistake” to withdraw from the nuclear deal as soon as possible, according to a Chinese foreign ministry statement, and reiterated China’s position that the US should be the first to revive the 2015 agreement.


China reiterated its opposition to unilateral United States sanctions on Iran as Chinese and Iranian foreign ministers announced the launch of a 25-year cooperation agreement to strengthen economic and political ties.

At a meeting on Friday in the city of Wuxi, Jiangsu province, Wang also backed efforts to revive the major power-Iran nuclear deal.

A summary of the meeting between Wang and Amirabdollahian was published on the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s website on Saturday.

Wang said China will strongly support a resumption of nuclear deal negotiations.

The United States re-imposed sanctions after withdrawing from the nuclear pact in 2018, which had severely damaged Iran’s economy.


A year later, Iran began gradually violating the deal by replenishing stockpiles of enriched uranium, refining it to higher fissile purity, and installing advanced centrifuges to speed up production.

China and Iran, both subject to US sanctions, last March signed the 25-year cooperation agreement that includes Iran in China’s “Belt and Road” initiative, a multitrillion-dollar infrastructure program extending from East Asia to extend to Europe.




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