China says US should ‘unconditionally’ lift Iran sanctions, return to 2015 nuclear deal

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian says the US should β€œunconditionally” and immediately return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and lift all sanctions against Tehran.   

The Chinese official said Washington should fulfill its duties under the historic deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plane of Action (JCPOA).   

β€œWe hope that the new US administration will return to the JCPOA and resume compliance as soon as possible and unconditionally, lift all relevant sanctions, take concrete actions to fulfill its duties, and advance the process of political settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue and safeguard regional peace and stability,” Zhao said at a press briefing on Wednesday.

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