The Heat: Iran looks to Europe, China to save nuclear deal

The Heat

Iran is signaling its commitment to the JCPOA, the nuclear deal it signed in 2015.

It’s been three weeks since the U.S. president decided to walk away from that deal and enact sanctions. Now, European leaders are searching for a way forward.

And, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was on a global tour, traveling from Europe to China and India, seeking firm commitments to the deal from other signatories and support from its trading partners.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani travels to China next week to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping where they’ll discuss the nuclear deal on the sidelines of the SCO Summit. China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated its commitment to the JCPOA.

To discuss future prospects for the Iran nuclear deal:

  • Seyed Hossein Mousavian is Iran’s former ambassador to Germany.
  • Paul Hockenos is a journalist and author focusing on European politics.
  • Victor Gao is a Chinese international relations expert.
  • Morgan Muchnick is a U.S. Republican strategist and founder of the M2 Group.

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