Chinese Foreign Ministry: External Forces Forced Iran to Reduce Nuclear Deal Commitments
“We believe that despite the fact that Iran was forced to reduce its obligations due to external factors, at the same time it demonstrated a restrained position, which makes it clear that it has political will to fully comply with the terms of the deal. It also doesn't He backed down from fulfilling his obligations under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons", he said.
The diplomat recalled that the current situation was dictated by the fact that the United States unilaterally withdrew from the JCPOA and began to exert pressure on it. "This is what caused the tension around the deal, and all parties should objectively and fairly consider the situation with the JCPOA from these initial positions", the official representative of the foreign ministry said.
On Sunday, Iran announced the final phase of a reduction in its 2015 nuclear deal. Tehran’s new step suggests that it will not comply with the limits set by the JCPOA for the number of centrifuges for uranium enrichment.