China & Russia team up to obstruct Trump’s plan to cancel Iran Nuke Deal

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov tells the press following talks with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing, “We [China and Russia] will obstruct attempts [by U.S. President Trump] to sabotage these agreements which were enshrined in a UN Security Council resolution.”

By Reuters


Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday he had agreed with his Chinese counterpart that Moscow and Beijing would try to block any US attempt to sabotage the Iran nuclear deal, Russian state news agency TASS reported.

“We are against revising these agreements, we consider it very counterproductive to try to reduce to zero years of international work carried out via talks between the six major powers and Iran,” TASS quoted Lavrov as saying after talks with Wang Yi, China’s top diplomat, in Beijing.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi [Photo: Cancillería del Ecuador] and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov [U.S. St. Dept. photo] – Photos:  Wikimedia

“We will obstruct attempts to sabotage these agreements which were enshrined in a UN Security Council resolution,” Lavrov was cited as saying.

Earlier Monday, the top UN disarmament official urged parties to the Iran nuclear deal not to abandon it, just weeks before US President Donald Trump’s May 12 deadline for his European allies to agree to toughen up the terms of the agreement.

“We hope that all of its participants remain fully committed to its implementation and long-term preservation,” UN High representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu told a UN nuclear non-

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Tweeted on Monday that the European signatories of Iran’s nuclear deal with major powers should convince Trump not to exit the accord as there is no “plan B” for the agreement.

“It is either all or nothing. European leaders should encourage Trump not just to stay in the nuclear deal, but more important to begin implementing his part of the bargain in good faith,” Zarif wrote on his Twitter account.


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