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China reaffirms opposition to US sanctions on Iran
Foreign Minister Wang Yi tells his Iranian counterpart during a meeting in Jiangsu that US is to blame for impasse.China’s foreign ministry website published on Saturday a summary of the meeting between Wang and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian on Friday in the city of Wuxi, in Jiangsu province.
Iran-China / Sanctions: China reaffirms its opposition to US sanctions against Iran
Shanghai, January 15 (Reuters) - China reaffirmed its opposition to sanctions Unilateral United States aimed at Iran, according to the report made Saturday by Beijing from a meeting between the Chief of Chinese diplomacy and his Iranian counterpart, while supporting efforts to revive the 2015 Agreement on the 2015 Iranian nuclear program.
In a report released on its website, the Chinese Foreign Ministry indicated that Wang Yi had told Hossein Amirabdollahian that the United States were the first responsible for the current difficulties with Iran, to have withdrew Unilaterally of the 2015 agreement concluded by the global powers with Tehran.
Iran looking for ‘safe channel’ to pay UN dues to regain vote
Tehran has lost its voting rights at the UN for a second year in a row as it struggles to pay due to US sanctions.“The Islamic Republic of Iran has always been committed to pay for its membership on time and we have shown this in action before,” Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran’s permanent representative to the UN, said late on Friday, adding that the country is looking for a “safe channel” to make its payment to the organisation.
During the meeting in Wuxi, in the Chinese province of Jiangsu, the Chinese leader of diplomacy also stated that Beijing would bring his full support for a recovery of nuclear talks.
Former US President Donald Trump withdrawn in 2018 the United States of the Common Global Action Plan (PAGC, or JCPOA), restoring US sanctions against Iran. Since then, Tehran has been freed by the terms of the Agreement, which frames Iranian nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions.
China, a signatory of the 2015 Agreement, opposes illegal unilateral sanctions against Iran, political manipulation via topics such as human rights, and any interference in the affairs of Iran and Other countries in the region, said Wang Yi.
Committed since last April in Vienna in indirect negotiations to revive the agreement, the United States and Iran struggle to move towards a compromise that would alleviate tensions in the Middle East. (Report Andrew Galbraith; French version Jean Terzian)
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