EU, China will work to uphold Iran nuclear deal despite US abandoning it

The EU and China say they will do their utmost to keep afloat an international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program despite the US abandoning the pact. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday that “we will be unswerving in upholding it,” AP reports. The minister made the statement alongside EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. The agreement has been endorsed by the UN and “every party has the duty to implement it,” according to the minister. Mogherini, who helps oversee the implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal, praised China and said Beijing, the EU and other partners are working “in full coordination” to save the pact. President Donald Trump last month said the deal fails to stop Iran developing ballistic missiles or playing a “damaging role” in the Middle East.