China's FM says hopeful about JCPOA


Note that both sides reiterated that will continue to fulfill the terms of AGREEMENT. Today, White House National Security Adviser John Bolton said sanctions on European firms were "possible". The next stage of China is to conduct appropriate negotiations with all countries of the SVPD, and China will make every effort to contract is preserved much longer.

The pair hailed the "comprehensive strategic partnership" between their countries. The issue will likely be a focus of discussions between Iranian and European foreign ministers in Brussels on Tuesday.

Zarif arrived in Moscow on Monday after visiting China as part of a tight diplomatic tour for talks on the JCPOA.

Add that trump intends to immediately impose sanctions against any foreign companies that will do business with Iran.

China would not be complaining deep within because of the US's reckless retreat from the Iran deal.

European countries have 60 days to provide "guarantees" to safeguard Iran's interests after the United States withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal, parliament's website said quoting an Iranian official.

US President Donald Trump announced on May 8 the US would be withdrawing from the deal, which was signed under former President Barack Obama, saying it was "defective at its core."

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After holding talks in China, the top Iranian diplomat departed to Moscow as part of efforts to save the nuclear deal reached between Tehran and the six world powers in 2015, which provides the Islamic Republic with relief from worldwide sanctions in return for curbing its nuclear program.

Zarif further censured the United States under Trump for developing the habit of voicing opposition to global deals and regulations.

"I'm hopeful in the days and weeks ahead we can come up with a deal that really works, that really protects the world from Iranian bad behavior, not just their nuclear program, but their missiles and their malign behavior as well", Pompeo added.

The sanctions will target critical sectors of Iran's economy, including petrochemicals, energy and finance.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron last week urged Iran to stick to its commitments under the nuclear accord.

"They have made a decision to pull out, we don't think that is necessarily the right thing to do, given that Iran is in compliance with the JCPOA, so we want to hear a little bit more from Washington about their proposals". He is expected to visit Brussels as well to hold talks with his counterparts from Germany, Britain, and France as well as the European Union foreign policy chief.