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

Mohsen Shariatinia

Why China May Not Come to Iran’s Rescue in salvaging JCPOA

With the United States having withdrawn from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on May 8, a new round of diplomatic efforts has begun to save the deal. To this end, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has recently toured China, Russia and Belgium to meet with the remaining signatories to the accord.   As Iran tries to gain assurances from China that it will remain in the deal, the US Department of Commerce has banned American firms from selling ...