China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said the United States’ withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal and its “maximum pressure” on Iran led to tensions that risk the total collapse of the agreement.
She made the comments a day after Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Araqchi met his Chinese counterpart Ma Zhaoxu in Beijing and discussed the future of the nuclear agreement.
She said both officials agreed to strengthen cooperation, continue to work for the full and effective implementation of the deal, China’s Foreign Ministry’s official website reported.
As the Iranian nuclear issue is an important part of Iran-China strategic cooperation, the two sides will continue to work to uphold the JCPOA.
Araqchi who arrived in Tokyo on Monday said that the JCPOA was a win-win political agreement that is not just a deal between Iran and the US, but an international agreement.