By: Nadeemy Haded
The European Commission expressed, on Monday, its "deep regret" over Iran's announcement to reduce its commitment to the nuclear agreement and to enter the stage of uranium enrichment without any restrictions.
On Sunday, Iran abandoned the remaining borders of the agreement in response to the US air strike that killed the commander of the Quds Force in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Qassem Soleimani.
In May 2018, the United States withdrew from the nuclear deal with Iran and reimposed tough sanctions against it, but the Europeans tried to persuade Tehran to keep its obligations, through a package of economic promises.
A German Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday that Germany still wants to salvage Iran's nuclear agreement signed with the six world powers in 2015.
"This will constitute another violation of the joint comprehensive plan of action (the nuclear agreement), but I want to confirm that it will not automatically end the agreement," the spokesman told a news conference.
"Our goal is still to save the agreement. We are in talks about that," the German official said, according to Reuters.
On the other hand, China said it believed that Iran was "forced" to reduce its commitment to the nuclear agreement, indicating that it was the American withdrawal that led to the current situation.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that there is no way out of the crisis "by military means" and added: "Intense pressure will not succeed. The policy of power is unpopular and cannot be tolerated."