On Monday, China said the reason behind the escalating Iran nuclear crisis, was “unilateral bullying” by the United States after Tehran declared it was set to breach its uranium enrichment cap.
At a press conference in Beijing, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said: “The facts show that unilateral bullying has already become a worsening tumor.”
“The maximum pressure exerted by the US on Iran is the root cause of the Iranian nuclear crisis,” he added.
On Sunday, Iran warned to abandon more commitments to an endangered 2015 nuclear deals if a solution is found with the remaining parties after the US pulled out. The 2015 deal was done between Iran and six world powers- Britain, China, France, Germany, the United States, and Russia. In August 2018, Washington started reimposing sanctions on Iran and has targeted important sectors including oil exports and the banking system.
On the other side, Tehran’s move to begin improving uranium above the maximum purification level has already drawn opposition from countries backing the nuclear deal, with Germany urging it to “stop and reverse all activities inconsistent with its commitments.”
Geng Shuang stated that China has expressed “regret” for Tehran’s decision to decrease its fulfillment of the Iran nuclear deal.