World opposing US re-imposition of sanctions on Iran: Chinese media

Beijing, Aug 11, IRNA – The global community unanimously opposes the resumption of US sanctions on Iran and demands that their economic ties with Tehran continue in the future, wrote Chinese newspaper, Global Times, on Saturday.

The US President Donald Trump has destabilized the Middle East by withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as Iran Deal, wrote the daily.

It added that even the European allies of the US do not agree with the sanctions.

The Chinese newspaper added that Germany warned Trump about destabilizing the region.

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in Singapore on August 3 that China is willing to work with all parties to continue safeguarding the Iran nuclear deal.

Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday condemned Washington, saying that Russia would do everything to preserve and fully implement the Iran nuclear deal, which is under threat by US unilateral sanctions.

'We condemn any unilateral sanctions in circumvention of the decisions of the UN Security Council, especially when they have extraterritorial application and affect the interests of third countries,' the Russian ministry said.

In 2015, Iran and five permanent members of the UN Security Council – Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States - plus Germany, signed the landmark nuclear deal in Vienna. Under the accord, Iran agreed to limit its nuclear activities and allow international inspections in return for the lifting of economic sanctions. Since then the International Atomic Energy Agency has confirmed Iran's compliance with the deal several times.

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