Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Iranian counterpart in Jiangsu that the United States bears the primary responsibility for the ongoing diplomatic impasse.
In a meeting between Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Iranian counterpart, China reiterated its opposition to the imposition of unilateral U.S. sanctions on Iran, while supporting efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear deal between major powers and Iran.
The minutes of Wang Yi’s meeting were published on the website of China’s foreign ministry on Saturday. Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amirabdullahian Wuxi, Jiangsu province, on Friday.
During the visit, Amirabdollahian announced the launch of a 25-year cooperation agreement between the Islamic Republic and communist-ruled China.
Iranian News TV reported that Amirabdollahian also conveyed an “important” written message from Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi to Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Wang, who also serves as state councilor, said the United States bears primary responsibility for the ongoing difficulties with Iran, unilaterally withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal between major powers and Iran.
under the terms of the transaction, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran will limit uranium enrichment activities, making it more difficult to develop nuclear weapons – although Tehran denies it has a nuclear weapons program. In return, international sanctions would be lifted, allowing Iran to sell its oil to international markets.
Wang Yi expressed that China will firmly support the resumption of the nuclear agreement negotiation.
However, he said that China firmly opposes illegal unilateral sanctions against Iran, political manipulation through issues such as human rights, and interference in the internal affairs of Iran and regional countries.
In 2018, then-U.S. President Donald Trump reimposed sanctions after withdrawing from the nuclear deal, severely hurting Iran’s economy, saying the provisions were insufficient to curb Iran’s nuclear activities, ballistic missile program and regional influence.
one year later, Iran begins gradual rebuilding of enriched uranium stockpile, refining it to a higher fission purity and installing advanced centrifuges to speed up yields.
Iran and the United States are still negotiating whether a compromise can be reached to renew the deal and allay fears of a wider Middle East war.
A source close to the talks told Reuters on Friday that many issues remained unresolved.
Earlier this week, Wang Met with several colleagues from Gulf Arab countries Concerned about potential threats from Iran, China also expressed its hope to establish a dialogue mechanism with the Gulf countries to discuss regional security issues.