On Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Suning warned that Iran’s “nuclear issue” was at a critical juncture, “extremely complex and sensitive.”
He told a daily news conference that the country was calm and relaxed and called on all parties.
“China must show all sides calm and relaxed, respect their obligations under the agreement, refrain from actions that may increase tensions, as well as allow for diplomatic efforts and change in the situation,” the Chinese official said. .
Hua Suning also said that the most urgent task was to put pressure on the United States, stressing that in this way the Iranian nuclear deal could be put on the right track.
“The most urgent and accessible task for all parties is to press the United States to return to the agreement unconditionally and to remove all relevant sanctions,” Hua was quoted as saying. Reuters.
Israel’s Monday announcement
Iran on Monday announced plans to produce 20% enriched uranium at its underground plant in Ford, in violation of a 2015 international agreement limiting its nuclear program in exchange for the gradual lifting of international sanctions on the country. The announcement was confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Following US President Donald Trump’s decision to unilaterally exclude the United States from the Vienna Agreement, Iran began distancing itself from key obligations under the agreement in May last year, following which it re-established tough US sanctions.
The announcement of a resumption of uranium enrichment makes the 20% risk permanently torpedo, while the visit of Democratic President Joe Biden to the White House gave hope that Donald Trump would recover the deal after years of pressure against Tehran.