A few days before the meeting between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Putin in Geneva, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on Friday for the lifting of sanctions on Iran and the US and Russia to reduce their nuclear arsenals.
In his speech at the UN-supported Conference on Disarmament, Wang Yi stated that “the unilateral violence of the United States is the main cause of the Iranian nuclear issue.”
“To return to the (nuclear) agreement with Iran, lifting the sanctions on Iran is the first thing they must do,” Wang said.
He added that although the Iran-U.S. nuclear negotiations in Vienna are in the “final sprint” stage, all parties involved in Iran’s 2015 nuclear agreement must redouble their diplomatic efforts to “get the agreement back on track.”
By the way, former President Donald Trump asked the United States to withdraw from the agreement during the 2018 term and then re-imposed sanctions on Tehran.
U.S. disarmament affairs ambassador Robert Wood called on China to negotiate risk reduction and strategic stability, saying that he regretted the “rejection” of U.S. efforts.