Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) meets Iran

Mahsa Rouhi

Can China Save JCPOA?

Europe is trying to save the Iran nuclear deal, but finds itself trapped by the conflicting demands of Washington and Tehran. China’s independence and economic power may allow it to step in – but trade will remain Beijing’s focus.   In the aftermath of Washington’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear accord, hopes for saving the deal have typically been pinned on Europe and on Iran itself. However, Europe’s economic and security dependency ...