According to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, the United States has grossly violated its obligations over the past few years, unilaterally withdrew from the treaty, and exerted strong pressure on Iran. These actions have led to a re-escalation in the region, Wang Yi said.
The head of the department suggested that under US President Joe Biden, Washington will return to the JCPOA; at least, the readiness for dialogue, according to him, is already being traced. He called on the United States to lift illegal unilateral sanctions.
He also called on Iran to comply with its commitments in the JCPOA and take responsibility for the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.
In May 2018, the United States withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal and reinstated tough sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Iran, in turn, announced a gradual reduction of its obligations, while the European participants considered it necessary to preserve the agreement.
On January 5, this year, in the context of strained relations with Washington, Tehran announced the rejection of the “last key restriction in the nuclear deal” concerning the number of centrifuges for enriching uranium.
It has been reported that Iran has achieved 20% uranium enrichment at the Fordow facility, which is enough to carry out some nuclear weapons work.